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Arq Bras Cardiol. 2000 Sep;75(3):243-8.

Cardiac involvement in total generalized lipodystrophy (Berardinelli- Seip syndrome).

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

Total generalized lipodystrophy (Berardinelli - Seip Syndrome) is a rare hereditary disease characterized by insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus and a small quantity of adipose tissue and is of unknown origin. Common cardiovascular alterations related to this syndrome are cardiac hypertrophy and arterial hypertension. This article reports a case of Berardinelli - Seip syndrome and reviews the literature with special emphasis on the cardiovascular manifestations of this syndrome.

PMID:
11018810
DOI:
10.1590/s0066-782x2000000900006
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