Author Archive: ddresearch1

Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum’s disease)

Summary We present a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with chronic bilateral upper extremity pain associated with innumerable angiomyolipomas that developed 5 years after a motor vehicle accident involving his upper extremities. Our case notes the rare nature of painful adipose tissue deposits and the diagnostic challenges. BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223869 http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/bcr-2017-223869.abstract   …

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Lipomatosen

This document is in German. Google Translate was used on the following paragraphs. In the case of lipomatosis dolorosa, generalized and diffuse painful subcutaneous adipose tissue tumors occur. Mainly obese women are affected; the incidence peak is between the ages of 35 and 50, often after the menopause. The rare disease was in the year …

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Low dose d-amphetamine induced regression of liver fat deposits in Dercum disease

Clinical Significance • D-amphetamine anecdotally improves the painful fat/lymphatic disorder, Dercum’s disease. • Two patients with Dercum’s disease were treated with d-amphetamine to improve lymphatic function through the sympathetic nervous system. • Both patients lost weight, and fatty liver in a man and liver lipomas in a woman resolved in less than a year on …

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Widespread painful nodules in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

A 60-year-old woman affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reported a 12-month history of progressive growth of multiple, painful and symmetrically distributed subcutaneous nodules affecting forearms, thighs and lower back. In the last months the size and the number of nodularities markedly increased, most recently with the appearance of a new lump every other week. These …

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Prominent neurological involvement in Dercum disease

“Based on the present findings and data from the literature, neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations, although not specific, are a relevant and probably under-estimated component of DD. The episode of dizziness followed by left side sensory-motor deficit might have been of vascular origin (namely, a transient ischemic attack), although it is still unclear whether the stroke-like …

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