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Froelich syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Adiposodysgenesis
  • Adiposogenital dystrophy
  • Babinski-Froelich syndrome
  • Froehlich syndrome
  • Froelich's adiposity
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What causes Froelich syndrome?

Froehlich syndrome is usually caused by lesions in the hypothalamic gland or pituitary gland. The lesions may be caused by a tumor (e.g., craniopharyngioma), swelling from an infection (e.g., tuberculosis), encephalitis, or other brain injuries.[1]
Last updated: 9/15/2010

References
  1. Froelich syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Froelich%27s%20Syndrome. Accessed 9/15/2010.