Other Names for this Disease
- Lipodystrophy partial acquired
- Lipodystrophy cephalothoracic type
- Lipodystophy partial progressive
- Partial acquired lipodystrophy
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Barraquer-Simons syndrome is a disease that progresses slowly. It causes a loss of fat tissue in the face, which can affect facial features. About 20 percent of people develop a type of kidney disease called membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which can cause serious complications. Rarely, Barraquer-Simons syndrome can cause insulin resistance.
Last updated: 12/13/2013
- George T Griffing. Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy. Medscape Reference. May 11, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/123039-overview. Accessed 12/13/2013.