|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal hair quantity||50%|
|Telangiectasia of the skin||7.5%|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Middle age onset||-|
|Painful subcutaneous lipomas||-|
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How many people with this disease are estimated to live in the US? Are the lipomas constantly painful or does the pain come and go? What advice would you give to a patient regarding home treatment of symptoms? See answer
Has there been enough genetic testing for this problem to identify a genetic marker? Can the children of an affected person have testing done to rule out or identify the presence of the gene? Also, I have not read that severe hyperlipidemia is a symptom. I believe that it is. Can you confirm this? See answer
Is there or will there be any research or attempt at cures done on the rare disease of Dercums? See answer