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Adiposis dolorosa


Other Names for this Disease
  • Dercum disease
  • Dercum's disease
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Tests & Diagnosis


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Is genetic testing available for adiposis dolorosa?

Clinical genetic testing for adiposis dolorosa is currently not available. This type of testing is typically only available when a genetic cause for a condition has been established, and the specific gene(s) causing the condition have been identified. Most cases of adiposis dolorosa are sporadic (not inherited) and no genes known to be associated with adiposis dolorosa have been identified. We are also not aware of laboratories currently offering research genetic testing for this condition.
Last updated: 11/12/2013