Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy Follow-up

Updated: Dec 16, 2015
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

The most significant complications are disfigurement in severe facial involvement, renal disease, and, rarely, insulin resistance state.

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Prognosis

Acquired partial lipodystrophy is a slowly progressive disease. In the absence of associated renal impairment or insulin resistance, the prognosis is excellent.

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Patient Education

Educating patients about the disease and its associated complications is very important.

Parents should be notified about facial changes that may occur in their child; they should also be told about the importance of balancing dietary intake in order to avoid metabolic complications and to ensure healthy development.

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