Dercum’s disease

The Dercum’s disease - Also called adiposis dolorosa, a disorder characterized by the accumulation of localized, symmetrical fat deposits under the skin, mainly on the forearms and thighs. The swellings are uncomfortable or painful.

Other symptoms of the disease include muscle weakness and headaches. The disease may cause death from heart failure. Dercum’s disease mainly affects middle-aged women and is thought to be an autosomal dominant genetic disorder.


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