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Medical Term:

familial partial lipodystrophy


a disorder characterized by symmetric truncal and extremity lipodystrophy. Findings include full and rounded face, xanthomata, acanthosis nigricans, and insulin-resistant hyperglycemia. In affected patients, fat accumulates around neck, shoulders, and genitalia.

Synonym(s): Dunnigan lipodystrophy, Kobberling-Dunnigan syndrome

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