Lipogranulomatosis

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Lipogranulomatosis

Lipogranulomatosis is a rare condition characterized by bumps on the skin and mucosal linings filled with yellow liquid. The formation of these bumps is caused by problems breaking down lipids in the body due to the absence of an enzyme called ceramidase. As a result, the skin of individuals with this condition is often inflamed due to these bumps. Symptoms vary depending on the number and location of the bumps. Areas that are most commonly affected by the bumps are the joints, liver, throat, tissues and central nervous system. Doctors diagnose this condition early, since the symptoms are apparent. Due to the variety of symptoms, treatment is given on a case-by-case basis and depends on the needs of the patient. Doctors often provide analgesic (pain) medication to relieve an individual's pain. In severe cases, doctors may suggest some individuals to undergo a bone marrow transplant to help reduce inflammation of the various tissues.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Lipogranulomatosis" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lipogranulomatosis and hypersplenism induced by ruptured silicone breast implants.
 

Author(s): Amer M Zeidan, Alison R Moliterno

Journal: Blood. 2013 Oct;122(14):2302.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Disseminated lipogranulomatosis.
 

Author(s): R K Mondal, M Nandi, S Datta, M Hira

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2009 Feb;46(2):175-7.

 

Farber disease or disseminated lipogranulomatosis is a rare inherited disorder of lipid metabolism resulting from a defect in ceramide degradation. Because of the feature of nodular swellings around various joints, this may sometimes be confused with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diffuse lipogranulomatosis involving soft tissues of the head and neck due to multiple self-injections of mineral oil.
 

Author(s): S Kathuria, P-L Westesson

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Nov;29(10):1908-9.

 

We describe imaging findings of a 45-year-old man with a 6-month history of gradually increasing diffuse swelling of the neck. CT showed diffuse thickening and infiltration of the superficial and deep soft tissues bilaterally. On further investigation of his history, the patient stated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Registry for Patients With Erdheim-Chester Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Erdheim-Chester Disease

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2018

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Long-term Outcome After Vemurafenib / BRAF Inhibitors Interruption in Erdheim-chester Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Erdheim-Chester Disease

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Clinical and Pathophysiological Investigations Into Erdheim Chester Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelofibrosis; Gaucher Disease; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS); Cancer

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2018

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