Dermatologic Manifestations of Generalized Lipodystrophy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 22, 2020
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Consider the following causes of total lipodystrophy:

  • Leprechaunism

  • Diencephalic syndrome of infancy

  • Congenital muscular dystrophy

Other forms of lipodystrophy include the following:

  • Partial cephalothoracic lipodystrophy (Barraquer-Simon syndrome)

  • Partial face-sparing lipodystrophy (Kobberling-Dunnigan syndrome)

  • Lipoatrophic diabetes with tapetoretinal degeneration, late-onset generalized lipoatrophy, insulin-resistant hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia