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Concurrent pulmonary embolism in female monozygotic twins affected by Dercum’s disease

“We describe a pair of female monozygotic twins with Dercum’s disease (DD) who presented simultaneously with unprovoked pulmonary emboli. Several genetic determinants have been associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) but the overall influence of genetic factors is unknown. As yet there is no published evidence to support an increase in the risk of VTE in …

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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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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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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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