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14 June 2021: Articles

A Young Woman with Excessive Fat in Lower Extremities Develops Disordered Eating and Is Subsequently Diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, Lipedema, and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Challenging differential diagnosis, Clinical situation which can not be reproduced for ethical reasons, Rare coexistence of disease or pathology

Thomas F. Wright B* , Karen L. Herbst D

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.930840

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e930840

Figure 1. Anatomical Locations of Lipedema Fat. Lipedema fat may be located from the umbilicus down to the bottom of the hips (Type I), down to the medial knees usually including a pad of fat on the inner knee and below the knee (Type II), and down to the ankle (Type III) where a “cuff” of fat develops but spares the dorsal foot. Rarely are only the lower legs affected (Type V). Lipedema affecting the arms alone is rare (Type IV) and, instead, usually is found in combination with Type II or III lipedema. The arms can be variably affected with nodular lipedema fat around the cubit nodes, over the brachioradialis, down the medial arm to the wrist in line with the thumb or 5th digit, the entire lower arm, or the entire arm. With permission [28].

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923