[Lipomatosis dolorosa--a frequently overlooked disease picture].

  title={[Lipomatosis dolorosa--a frequently overlooked disease picture].},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Steiner and Kolja Schiltz and Fedor Heidenreich and Karin Weissenborn},
  journal={Der Nervenarzt},
  volume={73 2},
Dercum's disease (lipomatosis dolorosa) is a relatively unknown illness. The disorder usually affects middle-aged females. Subcutaneous fatty tissue deposits may occur in many parts of the body. The upper arms, elbows, stomach wall, buttocks, thighs, or knees are most commonly affected. Severe hyperalgesia is found on light pressure and touch. Analgesics or pain-modulating drugs usually have little or no effect. The following case report demonstrates successful symptomatic treatment of the… CONTINUE READING