lipodystrophy

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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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Hsiao et al., "A Taiwanese boy with congenital generalized lipodystrophy caused by homozygous Ile262fs mutation in the BSCL2 gene," Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.
Haghighi et al., "Congenital generalized lipodystrophy: Identification of novel variants and expansion of clinical spectrum," Clinical Genetics, vol.
Oral et al., "Phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity in congenital generalized lipodystrophy," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Congenital generalized lipodystrophy. J Pediatr (Rio J) 2004; 80(4):333-336.
Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL), first described by Berardinelli in 1954 (1), is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by near-complete absence of adipose tissue at birth (2,3).

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