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Madelung's Disease


Synonyms of Madelung's Disease
  • Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis
  • Launois-Bensaude
  • MSL
  • Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Madelung's disease is a disorder of fat metabolism (lipid storage) that results in an unusual accumulation of fat deposits around the neck and shoulder areas. Adult alcoholic males are most often affected, although women and those who do not drink alcohol can also get Madelung's disease.

    Organizations related to Madelung's Disease
    • About Madelung's
      7251 Brentwood Blvd
      Brentwood CA 94513
      Phone #: 925-516-6744
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: madelungs@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://www.geocities.com/madelungs/madelungshome.html
    • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html