Barraquer-Simons Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Barraquer-Simons Syndrome, Acquired partial lipodystrophy

Barraquer-Simons syndrome, or acquired partial lipodystrophy, is characterized by the loss of fat from the face, neck, shoulders, arms, forearms, chest and abdomen. Occasionally the groin or thighs are also affected. Onset usually begins in childhood following a viral illness. It affects females more often than males. The fat loss usually has a 18 month course, but can come and go over the course of several years.   Following puberty, affected women may experience a disproportionate accumulation of fat in the hips and lower limbs.  Around 1 in 5 people with this syndrome develop membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. This kidney condition usually develops more than 10 years after the lipodystrophy's onset. Autoimmune disorders may also occur in association with this syndrome.
 

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Lipodystrophy United

​Lipodystrophy United is an organization of committed individuals living strong with Lipodystrophy. Our mission is to provide an interactive community, facilitating support & education for anyone affected by this rare disease. We serve as a resource & to increase awareness in the general population as well as the medical & insurance communities. We advocate & act as a catalyst for new patient diagnosis by assisting healthcare professionals in understanding Lipodystrophy trends, physical attributes & clinical symptoms in order to aid in the advancement of knowledge, treatment & future research.

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2014

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Lipodystrophy United

​Lipodystrophy United is an organization of committed individuals living strong with Lipodystrophy. Our mission is to provide an interactive community, facilitating support & education for anyone affected by this rare disease. We serve as a resource & to increase awareness in the general population as well as the medical & insurance communities. We advocate & act as a catalyst for new patient diagnosis by assisting healthcare professionals in understanding Lipodystrophy trends, physical attributes & clinical symptoms in order to aid in the advancement of knowledge, treatment & future research.

http://www.lipodystrophyunited.org/

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2014

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