Other Names for this Disease
- Lipodystophy partial progressive
- Lipodystrophy cephalothoracic type
- Lipodystrophy partial acquired
- Partial acquired lipodystrophy
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lipodystrophy, is characterized by the loss of fat from the face, neck, shoulders, arms, forearms, chest and abdomen. Occasionally the groin or thighs are also affected. Onset usually begins in childhood following a viral illness. It affects females more often than males. The fat loss usually has a 18 month course, but can come and go over the course of several years. Following puberty, affected women may experience a disproportionate accumulation of fat in the hips and lower limbs. Around 1 in 5 people with this syndrome develop membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. This kidney condition usually develops more than 10 years after the lipodystrophy's onset. Autoimmune disorders may also occur in association with this syndrome.Barraquer-Simons syndrome, or acquired partial
Last updated: 7/29/2011
- Acquired: Partial Lipodystrophy (Barraquer-Simons Syndrome). The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Web site. 2007; http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept105805/files/107004.html. Accessed 7/29/2011.
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- The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Web site provides a diagram of how Barraquer-Simons syndrome may affect the body. Click on the link above to view the illustration.