SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: preliminary MeSH identification number (DUI or Descriptor Unique Identifier) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for LIPEDEMA is D065134.
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed. Without a MeSH term, lipedema cannot be recognized for insurance coverage. Now our goal is to get an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code for lipedema so care will be covered by insurance. This is a time to celebrate for millions of women affected with lipedema/lipoedema.
Special thanks to Dan Cho, Ph.D.
Lead MeSH Analyst | National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health who is working with us so generously in getting this finally approved.