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Dercum's disease

Introduction: Dercum's disease

Description of Dercum's disease

Dercum's disease (medical condition): A rare condition characterized by the development of painful,...more »

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Dercum syndrome:
  »Introduction: Dercum syndrome
  »Symptoms of Dercum syndrome

Dercum's disease: A potentially fatal condition affecting mostly menopausal women. It is marked by painful fatty deposits and nerve lesions.

Dercum's disease: A rare disease, believed to be autosomal dominant, manifested by fatty deposits that press on nerves causing weakness and pain.
Source: Diseases Database

Dercum's disease: Related Topics

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Dercum's disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dercum's disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dercum's disease, or a subtype of Dercum's disease, 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 if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dercum's disease as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Dercum's disease as a Disease

Dercum's disease: Another name for Dercum syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Dercum syndrome
  »Symptoms of Dercum syndrome

Dercum's disease: Related Diseases

Dercum's disease: Dercum's disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Dercum's disease (Dercum syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Dercum's disease incude:

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

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