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What is Madelung's disease?

What is Madelung's disease?

  • Madelung's disease: A rare disorder involving defective fat metabolism which leads to a buildup of fat deposits in neck and shoulder area. Mainly occurs in male alcoholics.

Madelung'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 Madelung's disease, or a subtype of Madelung'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 it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Madelung's disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Madelung's disease: Introduction

Types of Madelung's disease:

Broader types of Madelung's disease:

Who gets Madelung's disease?

Gender Ratio for Madelung's disease: male predominance

What causes Madelung's disease?

Causes of Madelung's disease: see causes of Madelung's disease

What are the symptoms of Madelung's disease?

Symptoms of Madelung's disease: see symptoms of Madelung's disease

Onset of Madelung's disease: usually 30-60 years of age

Can anyone else get Madelung's disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Madelung's disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Madelung's disease

Madelung's disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Madelung's disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Madelung's disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Madelung's disease: Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Madelung's disease.
Treatments for Madelung's disease: see treatments for Madelung's disease
Research for Madelung's disease: see research for Madelung's disease

Name and Aliases of Madelung's disease

Main name of condition: Madelung's disease

Other names or spellings for Madelung's disease:

Lipomatosis central non-encapsulated, Familial symmetric lipomatosis, lipomatosis familial benign cervical, Lipodystrophy, cephalothoracic, Lipomatosis, multiple symmetric, LMS, MSL, Multiple symmetric lipomatosis, Benign symmetrical lipomatosis, Launois-Bensaude syndrome

Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis, Launois-Bensaude, MSL (Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis), Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Madelung's disease: Related Conditions

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