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Lipodystrophy


Synonyms of Lipodystrophy

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Acquired Lipodystrophy
    • Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy
    • Barraquer-Simons Disease
    • Berardinelli-Seip Syndrome
    • Centrifugal Lipodystrophy
    • Cephalothoracic Lipodystrophy
    • Congenital Lipodystrophy
    • Hollaender-Simons Disease
    • Insulin Lipodystrophy
    • Koebberling-Dunnigan Syndrome
    • Lawrence-Seip Syndrome
    • Leprechaunism
    • Lipoatrophic Diabetes Mellitus
    • Localized Lipodystrophy
    • Membranous Lipodystrophy
    • Mesenteric Lipodystrophy
    • Nasu Lipodystrophy
    • Partial Lipodystrophy
    • Progressive Lipodystrophy
    • Seip Syndrome
    • Simons Syndrome
    • Smith Disease
    • Total Lipodystrophy
    • Unilateral Partial Lipodystrophy
    • Whipple Disease


    General Discussion
    Lipodystrophies are a group of rare metabolic disorders which can be either inherited or acquired. They are characterized by abnormalities in fatty (adipose) tissue associated with total or partial loss of body fat, abnormalities of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, severe resistance to naturally occurring and synthetic insulin, and immune system dysfunction. These disorders are differentiated by degrees of severity, and by areas or systems of the body affected. Lipodystrophies can also be associated with other disorders and various developmental abnormalities.



    Organizations related to Lipodystrophy
    • American Diabetes Association
      National Call Center
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-549-1500
      800 #: 800-342-2383
      e-mail: askADA@diabetes.org
      Home page: http://www.diabetes.org
    • CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)
      Climb Building
      Crewe Intl CW2 6BG
      Phone #: +44- 87-0 7700 325
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@climb.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk
    • International Mesenteric Panniculitis Society
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: milliemoos531@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/InternationalMesentericPanniculitisSociety/
    • International Scleroderma Network
      7455 France Ave So #266
      Edina MN 55435
      Phone #: 952-831-3091
      800 #: 800-564-7099
      e-mail: site-inquiries@sclero.org
      Home page: http://www.sclero.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



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