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Lipodystrophy: Introduction

Lipodystrophy: A rare group of disorders that can be acquired or inherited and involves adipose tissue abnormalities. The disorder is characterized by varying degrees of loss of body fat. The three forms of the condition are: total lipodystrophy, partial lipodystrophy and localized lipodystrophy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lipodystrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Lipodystrophy

Treatments for Lipodystrophy

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Lipodystrophy: Deaths

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Types of Lipodystrophy

  • Partial
  • Congenital generalised
  • Localised lipoatrophy
  • Insulin lipoatrophy
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Lipodystrophy: Complications

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Causes of Lipodystrophy

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Definitions of Lipodystrophy:

A collection of rare conditions resulting from defective fat metabolism and characterized by atrophy of the subcutaneous fat. They include total, congenital or acquired, partial, abdominal infantile, and localized lipodystrophy. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Lipodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Lipodystrophy, or a subtype of Lipodystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Lipodystrophy

  1. Lipodystrophy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Types
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications

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