Possible Causes for Loss of Fat of the Upper Body in USA

  • Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy
    Loss of Fat of the Upper Body

    Acquired partial lipodystrophy, also known as Barraquer-Simons syndrome, cephalothoracic lipodystrophy, or progressive lipodystrophy, is a rare disease first described over 130 years ago that involves subcutaneous tissue. Acquired partial lipodystrophy affects women three times more often than men. Acquired partial…[1]

  • Femoral Neck Fracture
    Fat Embolism

    Femoral neck stress fractures may occur in young adults as a result of high-energy injuries, such as a sport trauma or a car accident. However, elderly people may suffer from this fracture from low-energy trauma including simple falls while walking. Patients with femoral neck fractures usually present with a…[2]

  • Sickle Cell Disease
    Fat Embolism

    Sickle cell disease (sickle cell anemia, drepanocytosis) is an autosomal recessive blood disorder, characterized by sickle-shaped erythrocytes. Chronic anemia is present in all individuals with sickle cell disease. It is generally asymptomatic, though patients report chronic fatigue and exercise intolerance.…[3]

  • Fatty Liver
    Fat Embolism

    Fatty liver is the accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the hepatocytes. It is commonly associated with alcohol, drugs, overnutrition or metabolic syndrome. Fatty liver will induce slow and increasing malaise, weakness and anorexia. Hepatomegaly is seen in cases of fatty liver. Jaundice will be seen in around…[4]

  • Acute Pancreatitis
    Fat Embolism Fat Necrosis

    Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. The most common symptoms and signs include severe, dull epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and fever. Alcohol consumption and biliary stone disease cause most cases of acute pancreatitis. The most common presenting sign of acute…[5]

  • Hip Fracture
    Fat Embolism

    Hip fractures are common  in elderly people with osteoporosis and in young people who are into sporting activities. If the diagnosis of hip fractures is missed, they carry a high morbidity and mortality. When treated promptly, the outcomes are reasonable in young people. Presentation of hip fracture patient is…[6]

  • Distal Femur Fracture
    Fat Embolism
  • Fracture
    Fat Embolism

    Globally, nearly 10 million cases of fractures are recorded each year, usually resulting from traumatic injury to bones. The site of fracture is main determinant of how serious it will be. Regardless of location, pain is the main presentation. This happens because the nerves and muscle tissues surrounding the bone will…[7]

  • Long Bone Fracture
    Fat Embolism
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome
    Fat Intolerance

    Postcholecystectomy syndrome refers to persistence or development of symptoms after cholecystectomy. Both biliary and nonbiliary causes that disrupt normal bile flow may be responsible, and clinical presentation most commonly involves dyspepsia and abdominal pain. Additional symptoms include jaundice, fever and…[8]

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  1. Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy, Symptoma
  2. Femoral Neck Fracture, Symptoma
  3. Sickle Cell Disease, Symptoma
  4. Fatty Liver, Symptoma
  5. Acute Pancreatitis, Symptoma
  6. Hip Fracture, Symptoma
  7. Fracture, Symptoma
  8. Postcholecystectomy Syndrome, Symptoma