Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa)

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Dercum’s disease, also known as Adiposis Dolorosa, is a rare disorder characterized by the growth of benign, fatty tumors (lipomas) that may occur anywhere on the body and can cause severe pain. It is a chronic, and typically progressive, disorder that causes additional symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, and memory disturbances. Dercum’s disease mainly occurs in adults and more commonly in women, and its exact cause is unknown.

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