5 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 (APL) most likely stems from autoimmune pathophysiological mechanisms and is characterized by the loss of adipose tissue in the upper body - the trunk, the arms, and the abdomen in adolescence and early adulthood. The condition is by far more frequent in females compared to males.…[1]

  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
    Female Body Fat Distribution

    The following symptomatology are found in complete and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome: Presence of bilateral inguinal mass during birth. These masses will be identified as the undescended testes after surgery. Primary amenorrhea among the adolescents. Some children may be reared as females with male…[2]

  • Facial Hemiatrophy
    Loss of Periorbital Fat

    Parry–Romberg syndrome (also known as progressive hemifacial atrophy) is a rare disease characterized by progressive shrinkage and degeneration of the tissues beneath the skin, usually on only one side of the face (hemifacial atrophy) but occasionally extending to other parts of the body. An autoimmune…[3]

  • Mandibular Hypoplasia - Deafness - Progeroid Syndrome
    Generalized Loss of Subcutaneous Fat
  • Nakajo Syndrome
    Loss of Facial Subcutaneous Fat

    Nakajo syndrome, also called nodular erythema with digital changes, is a rare autosomal recessive congenital disorder first reported in 1939 by A. Nakajo in the offspring of consanguineous (blood relative) parents. The syndrome can be characterized by erythema (reddened skin), loss of body fat in the upper part…[4]

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  1. Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/acquired-parti…
  2. Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/androgen-insen…
  3. Parry–Romberg syndrome, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parry%E2%80%93Rom…
  4. Nakajo syndrome, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajo_syndrome