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Barraquer-Simons syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • APL
  • Lipodystophy partial progressive
  • Lipodystrophy cephalothoracic type
  • Lipodystrophy partial acquired
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What is the long term outcome for Barraquer-Simons syndrome?

Barraquer-Simons syndrome is a disease that progresses slowly. It causes a loss of fat tissue in the face, which can affect facial features. About 20 percent of people develop a type of kidney disease called membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which can cause serious complications. Rarely, Barraquer-Simons syndrome can cause insulin resistance.[1]
Last updated: 12/13/2013

  1. George T Griffing. Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy. Medscape Reference. May 11, 2012; Accessed 12/13/2013.