Dercum syndrome: Introduction
Dercum syndrome: A rare condition characterized by the development of painful, localized fatty skin swellings.
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causes, and treatments of Dercum syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Dercum syndrome
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Causes of Dercum syndrome
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Misdiagnosis and Dercum syndrome
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Definitions of Dercum syndrome:
A rare disease, believed to be autosomal dominant, manifested by fatty deposits that press on nerves causing weakness and pain.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Dercum syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Dercum syndrome, or a subtype of Dercum syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Dercum syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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