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January - March 2019, Volume 15, Issue 1
Letter to the Editor

Kutbay NO, Sarer Yurekli B, Yasar Z, Akinci B

An Unusual Case of Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy Presenting with Acanthosis Nigricans

Acta Endo (Buc) 2019, 15 (1): 129-130
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2019.129

About 250 patients with acquired partial lipodystrophy (Barraquer-Simons) syndrome have been reported so far. It is characterized by the loss of adipose tissue from the face and upper extremities, and accumulated fat in the rest of the body. The disease usually starts in females during childhood or adolescence, and usually after a febrile illness. Fat loss often comes into view in months or years. We present a 23-year-old female patient with acquired partial lipodystrophy , which is rarely seen.

Keywords: Acquired partial lipodystrophy, insulin resistance, diabetes.

Correspondence: Nilufer Ozdemir Kutbay MD, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Manisa, 45125, Turkey, E-mail: