Lipodystrophy

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Lipodystrophy

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Disorder Subdivisions

  • Total Lipodystrophy
  • Partial Lipodystrophy
  • Localized Lipodystrophy
  • 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
  • Membranous Lipodystrophy
  • Mesenteric Lipodystrophy
  • Nasu Lipodystrophy
  • Progressive Lipodystrophy
  • Seip Syndrome
  • Simons Syndrome
  • Smith Disease
  • 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.

Resources

Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CLIMB)
Climb Building
176 Nantwich Road
Crewe, Intl CW2 6BG
United Kingdom
Tel: 0845 241 2174
Tel: 800 652 3181
Email: info.svcs@climb.org.uk
Internet: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

The Arc
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)534-3700
Fax: (202)534-3731
Tel: (800)433-5255
TDD: (817)277-0553
Email: info@thearc.org
Internet: http://www.thearc.org

American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (703)549-1500
Fax: (703)549-6995
Tel: (800)342-2383
Email: askADA@diabetes.org
Internet: http://www.diabetes.org

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Office of Communications & Public Liaison
Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Tel: (301)496-3583
Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

International Scleroderma Network
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702
Tel: (952)583-5735
Tel: (800)564-7099
Email: isn@sclero.org
Internet: http://www.sclero.org

International Mesenteric Panniculitis Society
Email: milliemoos531@yahoo.com
Internet: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/InternationalMesentericPanniculitisSociety/

For a Complete Report

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Last Updated:  5/2/2008
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