Category Archives: Causes

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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***DERCUM’S DISEASE: AN OVERVIEW OF CLASSIFICATION, CLINICALPRESENTATION, DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA AND MANAGEMENT

Dercum’s disease is a rare disorder described by generalized obesity with painful adipose tissue. The clinical symptoms presented were multiple painful fatty masses, fatiguablity, swelling of fingers, morning stiffness, cognitive dysfunction, headache, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, bloating, constipation, easy bruisability, joint aches, muscle aches, mood swing, delirium and dementia. Dercum’s disease affects women …

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Dercum’s Disease – A Mimic of Fibromyalgia

Authors: Gihyun Myung, M.D., and Meike A. Fang, M.D. Case Report A 40-year-old Caucasian male with a history of depression, alcohol abuse, and traumatic splenectomy to the Rheumatology Clinic for management of chronic body pain that started about 12 years ago. He reported having sharp, intermittent shoulder, finger, knee, and hip pain not alleviated by …

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Nerve Compression

Pain & weakness from Dercum’s Disease (adiposis dolorosa) is  often attributed to lipomas (fatty deposits) applying pressure to nerves.  This explanation is included in many definitions of the disease [1,2,3].  This theory has not been confirmed histopathologically in patients with Dercum’s Disease[4]. However, nerve compression secondary to adjacent lipomas is a recognized medical condition[5,6,7]. Most lipomas are …

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