The exact cause of diffuse lymphatic malformation is unknown, but there are several risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing the condition. These include:
• Genetic predisposition: Diffuse lymphatic malformation is more common in individuals with certain genetic conditions, such as Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, and Down syndrome.
• Family history: Diffuse lymphatic malformation is more likely to occur in individuals with a family history of the condition.
• Premature birth: Premature babies are more likely to develop diffuse lymphatic malformation.
• Exposure to certain medications: Certain medications, such as certain antibiotics, can increase the risk of diffuse lymphatic malformation.