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Pressure-induced localized lipoatrophy

Disease definition

Pressure-induced localized lipoatrophy is a rare, acquired, localized lipodystrophy characterized by band-like, horizontal, asymptomatic, lipoatrophic depressions with clinically normal overlying skin usually involving the anterolateral aspect of the thighs. An identifiable history of the repeated mechanical microtrauma due to occupational or postural habits is present.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Lipoatrophia semicircularis
    • Semicircular lipoatrophy
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: E88.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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