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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Adiposis dolorosa


Other Names for this Disease
  • Dercum disease
  • Dercum's disease
  • Adiposalgia
  • Adipose tissue rheumatism
  • Dercums disease
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Your Questions Answered


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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? Click here for 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? Click here for answer

  • Is there or will there be any research or attempt at cures done on the rare disease of Dercums? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Dercum disease
  • Dercum's disease
  • Adiposalgia
  • Adipose tissue rheumatism
  • Dercums disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.