lipodystrophy

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Related to generalized lipodystrophy: congenital generalized lipodystrophy

lipodystrophy

[‚lip·ə′dis·trə·fē]
(medicine)
A disturbance of fat metabolism in which the subcutaneous fat disappears over some regions of the body, but is unaffected in others.
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Generalized lipodystrophy is a condition associated with a lack of fat tissue.
In 2002, the mutated gene, AGPAT2, linked to congenital generalized lipodystrophy, was identified.
Findings from the second poster titled, "Metreleptin Treatment in Acquired Generalized Lipodystrophy: Consistent Metabolic Effects in Three Patients Presenting with Distinct Autoimmune Conditions," focused on three pediatric patients with acquired generalized lipodystrophy (AGL) who were studied under the same expanded access protocol.

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