Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 16, 2015
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Because of the variable patterns of lipodystrophy in these patients, several other syndromes should be considered in the differential diagnoses of acquired partial lipodystrophy, including the following:

  • Idiopathic localized lipodystrophy

  • Familial partial lipodystrophy

  • Drug-induced lipodystrophy

  • Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) – related lipodystrophy [15, 27]

  • Acute panniculitis

  • SHORT syndrome (short stature, hyperextensibility of joints, ocular depression, Reiger [ocular and dental] anomaly, teething delay) [15]

  • Werner syndrome

  • Neonatal progeroid syndrome (Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome)

  • Leprechaunism (Donohue syndrome)

  • Mandibuloacral dysplasia

Differential Diagnoses