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Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercum's Disease) Summary

Description: A rare disease characterized by multiple tumor-like fatty deposits that press on nerves in various sites causing pain and weakness. Often these lipoma-like structures are located on the trunk and limbs but sparing the face and hands.

Also Known As: Dercum's Disease; Dercum Disease; Dercums Disease; Disease, Dercum; Disease, Dercum's

Networked: 34 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 1 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Adiposis Dolorosa

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 2 outcomes in 7 results : FDA 168 Generic
  2. Methotrexate (Mexate) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 8 Generic
  3. infliximab (Remicade) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 2
  4. pregabalin (Lyrica) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 5
  5. EMLA : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 3 Generic
  6. Urethane (Ethyl Carbamate) : 2 results : IBA
  7. Metformin (Glucophage) : 2 results : FDA 4 Generic
  8. Hormones : 2 results : IBA
  9. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) : 2 results : IBA
  10. Burnett Schwartz Berberian syndrome : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Adiposis Dolorosa

  1. Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercum's Disease)
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Lipomatosis
  4. Hyperandrogenism
  5. Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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Key Therapies for Adiposis Dolorosa

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  1. Intravenous Injections : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Lipectomy (Liposuction) : 1 study in 9 results
  3. Intravenous Infusions : 2 results
  4. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 1 result
  5. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 1 result

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