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progressive lipodystrophy

 

Definition: a condition characterized by a complete loss of the subcutaneous fat of the upper part of the torso, the arms, neck, and face, sometimes with an increase of fat in the tissues about and below the pelvis.

Synonym(s): Barraquer disease, lipodystrophia progessiva superior, partial lipoatrophy, Simons disease

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