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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)


Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease characterized by the abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells in the lungs, lymphatic system, and kidneys. This abnormal growth can lead to the formation of cysts in the lungs, causing progressive difficulty in breathing and reduced lung function. LAM primarily affects women of childbearing age and can occur sporadically or in association with tuberous sclerosis complex.