DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy [DOID:811]

Lipodystrophy is a medical condition characterized by abnormal or degenerative conditions of the body's adipose tissue. ("Lipo" is Greek for "fat" and "dystrophy" is Greek for "abnormal or degenerative condition".) A more specific term, lipoatrophy is used when describing the loss of fat from one area (usually the face). This condition is also characterized by a lack of circulating leptin which may lead to osteosclerosis.

Synonyms:  lipodystrophy,  DOID:811,  Lipodystrophy (disorder),  Lipodystrophy NOS (disorder),  Lipodystrophy disorder ...