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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Aug;57(2 Suppl):S1-3.

Lipedema, a frequently unrecognized problem.

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Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Lipedema is characterized by symmetric lower extremity enlargement secondary to the deposition of fat. Lipedema is not rare, but it is commonly misdiagnosed as lymphedema. We describe a 20-year-old woman with massive lower extremity enlargement that did not respond to compression therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremities helped to confirm the diagnosis.

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17637360
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2006.09.023
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