Dercum’s Disease – Journal Article

Abstract – Dercum’s disease is a rare disease, which mainly affects women and has an unknown prevalence and aetiology. The disease is characterised by generalised obesity and more than three-month painful subcutaneous adipose tissue not responding to usual pain treatment. A suggested classification of the disease includes four types: generalised diffuse, generalised nodular, localised nodular and juxta-articular. Diagnosis is one of exclusion, and treatment includes medical and surgical options with the aim of pain palliation and increased mobility and function.

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Article in Danish.

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