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Barraquer-Simons syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • APL
  • Lipodystophy partial progressive
  • Lipodystrophy cephalothoracic type
  • Lipodystrophy partial acquired
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Treatment


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How might Barraquer-Simons syndrome be treated?

Surgery may be used to improve a person's appearance, but is not needed for medical reasons. Facial reconstruction techniques may be used with varying success. These techniques may include transplantation of fat tissue, silicone implants, movement of facial muscles, or other techniques.

No specific diet is recommended for people with Barraquer-Simons syndrome and weight gain should be avoided. Regular exercise is recommended to improve a person's metabolic status.

If a person with Barraquer-Simons syndrome has kidney problems, then they may also need to be managed. Treatment may involving a special diet or medications. Dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed if the condition progresses to kidney failure.[1]
Last updated: 12/13/2013

References
  1. George T Griffing. Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy. Medscape Reference. May 11, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/123039-overview. Accessed 12/13/2013.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Barraquer-Simons syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.