Localized Lipodystrophy Follow-up

Updated: May 03, 2017
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Follow-up of lesions with biopsies to determine disease activity and obtaining serological markers for immunological disorders might be helpful to guide the treatment.

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Further Inpatient Care

No specific inpatient care is necessary.

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Deterrence/Prevention

No known method for prevention exists. Controlling the underlying immunological disorder might be preventative.

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Complications

Complications include the following:

  • Loss of subcutaneous tissue
  • Cosmetic complications
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Prognosis

Prognosis is usually benign. Mortality and morbidity depends on associated organ system involvement and comorbid conditions.

Patients without other organ system involvement experience no disability and are anticipated to have a normal life expectancy.

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Patient Education

Patients can be taught to change insulin injection sites if lipodystrophy is related to insulin injections.

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