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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of Dreyer stages used for grading severity of lymphedema [1]

From: The social, physical and economic impact of lymphedema and hydrocele: a matched cross-sectional study in rural Nigeria

Dreyer stage Clinical characteristics
1 Swelling is reversible overnight
2 Swelling is NOT reversible overnight
3 Presence of shallow skin folds
4 Presence of knobs/bumps/lumps
5 Presence of deep skin folds
6 Presence of ‘mossy foot’ and bad odour
7 Unable to care for self and perform daily activities