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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 455-457

Recurrent stroke as a presenting feature of acquired partial lipodystrophy


1 Department of Endocrinology, Narayana Medical College, & Hospital, ChinthareddyPalem, Nellore, District, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurology, Narayana Medical College, & Hospital, ChinthareddyPalem, Nellore, District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ponnala A Reddy
Assistant Professor, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Chinthareddy Palem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104130

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Acquired partial lipodystrophy (PL) (Barraquer-Simons syndrome) is a rare condition with onset in childhood, and it is characterized by progressive loss of subcutaneous fat in a cephalocaudal fashion. This report describes a case of acquired PL in a 16-year-old girl, who had progressive loss of facial fat since 3 years. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), anticardiolipin antibody, primary hypothyroidism, diabetes, and dyslipidemia may antedate the development of complications such as cerebrovascular stroke and cardiovascular disease. The girl had developed recurrent left hemiparesis, and withdrawn from school due to poor performance.


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