Case Report

Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Rare Association


  • Kaushik Chatterjee
  • Panchami Debbarman
  • Nilay Kanti Das
  • Debabrata Bandyopadhyay

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015;9(2):0-0


Lipodystrophy is a diverse group of metabolic disorders involving the body's adipose tissue in the form of either complete or partial loss of fat, which may be associated with pathological accumulation of fat in other regions of the body. Various metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatic steatosis, are frequently observed; other common associations include acanthosis nigricans, polycystic ovarian disease, hypertension, and proteinuric kidney disease. We report here a case of a 31-year-old woman who developed acquired partial lipodystrophy in association with chronic rheumatoid arthritis for its rarity.

Keywords: Partial lipodystrophy, Rheumatoid arthritis