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Congenital generalized lipodystrophy, or Berardinelli-Seip syndrome (BSCL), is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by a near-absence of adipose tissue from birth or early infancy and severe insulin resistance. Other clinical and biological features include acanthosis nigricans, hyperandrogenism, muscular hypertrophy, hepatomegaly, altered(More)
INTRODUCTION The relationship between thyroid hormones and lipids has long been studied, having been first described more than 70 years ago. Since then, much new information has been discovered, which justifies a reevaluation of the relationship between thyroid pathology and dyslipidemia. Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating lipid(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, disconnect systems for CAPD that are associated with a reduced frequency of peritonitis have been introduced. Our objective was to compare the incidence of peritonitis using three current CAPD systems in a high-risk population with low educational and socioeconomic levels, and high prevalence of malnutrition. METHODS In a prospective(More)
Generalised lipodystrophy of the Berardinelli-Seip type (BSCL) is a rare autosomal recessive human disorder with severe adverse metabolic consequences. A gene on chromosome 9 (BSCL1) has recently been identified, predominantly in African-American families. More recently, mutations in a previously undescribed gene of unknown function (BSCL2) on chromosome(More)
We have observed 27 migraineurs whose headaches occurred in groups separated by headache-free periods. Twenty-one of the patients were women. The headaches occurred on either side in most patients. The headaches were severe lasting for an average of 25.5 hours, often preceded by scintillating scotomas, and often associated with nausea, vomiting, and(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and its treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been associated with lipodystrophy. Different clinical methodologies have been used to define the syndrome. The aim of this study was to propose gender-specific reference values using objective measurements for defining lipodystrophy in HIV-infected(More)
One year after a gunshot wound in the popliteal fossa, a 30-year-old man began to experience cramps and myokymia in the left gastrocnemius muscle. Myokymia was characterized by vermicular fibrillary movements localized to the gastrocnemius muscle and accompanied by plantarflexion and dorsiflexion of the toes. Neurologic examination, nerve conduction(More)