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Dercum syndrome

Dercum syndrome: Introduction

Dercum syndrome: A rare condition characterized by the development of painful, localized fatty skin swellings. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dercum syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Dercum syndrome

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Dercum syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Dercum syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Dercum syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Dercum syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dercum syndrome

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Dercum syndrome: Animations

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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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