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Lipedema: A Frequently Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood Fatty Deposition Syndrome

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Lipedema: A Frequently Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood Fatty Deposition Syndrome
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Caroline E. Fife, MD & Associate Professor & Department of Medicine & Division of Cardiology & The University of Texas Health Science Center & Houston, TX
Erik A. Maus, MD & Assistant Professor & Department of Medicine & Division of Cardiology & The University of Texas Health Science Center & Houston, TX
Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA & President & Strategic Solutions, Inc & Cody, WY
ADV SKIN WOUND CARE 2010;23:81-92.

Lipedema is a genetically mediated disorder of fat deposition. It results in a characteristic pattern of lower-extremity enlargement that is resistant to diet and thus very demoralizing. It can eventually lead to lymphedema but should not be mistaken for lymphedema in its early stages.

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