Dercum’s Disease Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Dercum’s Disease?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, Dercum disease (also known as Adiposis Dolorosa, Anders’ syndrome and Dercum-Vitaut syndrome) is a rare condition which is identified by multiple, painful fatty lipomas (benign, fatty tumors) which primarily occur in post-menopausal, obese women of middle age. However, although it is 20 times more common in women, 16 percent of the reported cases are males and it can also occur in people who are not obese

The lipomas are located primarily on the trunk region and on the extremities close to the trunk. Unlike ordinary lipomas, there is also pain that can be severe and sometimes debilitating. Dercum disease is a chronic condition.


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