Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 136--138

Body fat distribution in women with familial partial lipodystrophy caused by mutation in the lamin A/C gene


Luciana Z Monteiro1, Maria C Foss-Freitas1, Renan M Montenegro2, Milton C Foss1 
1 Department of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo University, Brazil
2 Department of Community Health, Service of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospital Walter Cantídio, Fortaleza Medical School, Ceará University, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Luciana Z Monteiro
Department of Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo University of São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto (SP), 14049-900
Brazil

Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD), Dunnigan variety, is an autosomal dominant disorder caused due to missense mutations in the lamin A/C (LMNA) gene encoding nuclear lamina proteins. Patients with FPLD are predisposed to metabolic complications of insulin resistance such as diabetes. We sought to evaluate and compare body fat distribution with dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry in women with and without FPLD and identify densitometric, clinical and metabolic features.


How to cite this article:
Monteiro LZ, Foss-Freitas MC, Montenegro RM, Foss MC. Body fat distribution in women with familial partial lipodystrophy caused by mutation in the lamin A/C gene.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:136-138


How to cite this URL:
Monteiro LZ, Foss-Freitas MC, Montenegro RM, Foss MC. Body fat distribution in women with familial partial lipodystrophy caused by mutation in the lamin A/C gene. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];16:136-138
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