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Case Report Acquired Generalized Lipodystrophy with Severe Insulin Resistant Diabetes Mellitus.
Jung Min Lee, Tae Seo Sohn, Hyun Shik Son
Diabetes & Metabolism Journal 2006;30(6):487-491
Published online: November 1, 2006
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Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.

Acquired generalized lipodystrophy is a rare disease, and often follows autoimmune disease, prodromal infection, HIV infection. The clinical characteristics are generalized absence of fat, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, absence of ketosis, elevated basal metabolic rate, severe hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatomegaly. Here we experience and report a case of 16-year-old female patient who has clinical features of acquired generalized lipodystrophy with severe insulin resistant diabetes mellitus without any prodromal states.

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