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lipodystrophies

Thursday 22 April 2004

Lipodystrophy is characterized by altered partition of adipose tissue.

Etiology

- genetic diseases (congenital generalized lipodystrophy)

- autoimmune diseases
- drug-induced lipodystrophy
- metabolic disorders

  • insulin resistance
  • hyperlipidemia
  • diabetes

References

- Garg A. Acquired and inherited lipodystrophies. N Engl J Med. 2004 Mar 18;350(12):1220-34. PMID: 15028826

- Hegele RA. Molecular basis of partial lipodystrophy and prospects for therapy. Trends Mol Med. 2001 Mar;7(3):121-6. PMID: 11286783