Dercum’s disease: a case report

Nadia Ali Azfar, Alveera Saeed, Lamees Mahmood Malik, Muhammad Ali Zia, Muhammad Jahangir

Abstract


Dercum’s disease is a chronic progressive disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by multiple, painful, subcutaneous lipomas. We report two cases of this rare disease. The clinical, histopathological and imaging findings supported the diagnosis.

 


Keywords


Dercum’s disease, adiposis dolorosa, obesity

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