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Lipedema: a frequently misdiagnosed misunderstood syndrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:17 am
by patoco
Lipedema: a frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood fatty deposition syndrome.

Adv Skin Wound Care. 2010 Feb

Fife CE, Maus EA, Carter MJ.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA.

PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence in caring for patients with lipedema through understanding the differential diagnoses, pathophysiology, and treatment/management options.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: 1. Differentiate lipedema from other similar diagnoses. 2. Tell patients with lipedema and their caregivers about treatment of this condition. 3. Construct assessments, treatment plans, and management options for patients with lipedema.

PMID: 20087075 [PubMed - in process] ... dinalpos=1