This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Body fails to respond to insulin
Loss of fat tissue in localized area
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Fatty infiltration of liver
Fatty liver[ more ]
Yellow bumps of fatty deposits on skin
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Darkened and thickened skin
|Coronary artery atherosclerosis||
Plaque build-up in arteries supplying blood to heart
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the musculature||
Acute pancreatic inflammation
High blood sugar
Increased plasma triglycerides
Increased serum triglycerides
Increased triglycerides[ more ]
Increased fat around the neck
|Increased facial adipose tissue||
Increased amount of facial fat
|Increased subcutaneous truncal adipose tissue||
Increased fat below the skin in trunk
|Insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus||
Insulin resistant diabetes
Insulin-resistant diabetes[ more ]
Signs and symptoms begin before 15 years of age
Inability to make and keep healthy fat tissue
|Loss of gluteal subcutaneous adipose tissue||
Loss of fat tissue below the skin in gluts
|Loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in limbs||
Loss of fat tissue below the skin in limbs
|Prominent superficial veins||
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If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
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