Clinical effects of long-term metreleptin treatment in patients with lipodystrophy.

  title={Clinical effects of long-term metreleptin treatment in patients with lipodystrophy.},
  author={Jean L. Chan and Karen Lutz and E Cochran and Wenying Huang and Yvette M Peters and Christian Weyer and Phillip Gorden},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={17 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term clinical effect of treatment with metreleptin (an analogue of human leptin) on glycemic and lipid abnormalities and markers of hepatic steatosis in patients with inherited or acquired lipodystrophy. METHODS Fifty-five patients (36 with generalized lipodystrophy and 19 with partial lipodystrophy) with at least 1 of 3 metabolic abnormalities (diabetes mellitus, fasting triglyceride level ≥200 mg/dL, and insulin resistance) and low leptin levels received… CONTINUE READING


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