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Rare Presentation of Dercum’s Disease in a Child with Abnormalities in Lipoprotein Metabolism

“To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of Dercum’s disease affecting a prepubescent child with lipomas in the dorsal region, face and neck, abdominal wall, arms and legs, which are common sites for lipomas seen in patients with Dercum’s disease in adulthood.” Full Text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248242/ Izar, Maria Cristina de Oliveira et al. …

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Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Therapy

Subcutaneous adipose tissue therapy reduces fat by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan and improves tissue structure by ultrasound in women with lipoedema and Dercum disease. Summary Lipoedema is painful nodular subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on legs and arms of women sparing the trunk. People with Dercum disease (DD) have painful SAT masses. Lipoedema and DD fat …

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Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercum, Anders Disease)

Adiposis dolorosa is a rare disorder of multiple painful subcutaneous growths of adipose tissue. It is also known as Dercum disease, Ander syndrome, morbus Dercum, adipose tissue rheumatism, adiposalgia, or lipomatosis dolorosa. This disease was first discovered in the late 1800s by American neurologist Francis Xavier Dercum. It is classified into 4 types which include generalized …

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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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