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Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified Save

ICD-10 code: E88.1

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified

Lipodystrophy is a rare disorder that affects the distribution of body fat. It is characterized by the loss of adipose tissue in some areas of the body, while other areas may have an excess of fat deposits. Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified (NEC), is a subtype of lipodystrophy that does not fit into any of the other known types of the disorder.

The exact cause of lipodystrophy, NEC is unknown, but it is believed to be a genetic condition. Some cases may be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, while others may be caused by spontaneous mutations. The disorder can also be acquired as a result of certain medical treatments, such as antiretroviral therapy for HIV.

Symptoms of lipodystrophy, NEC can include a loss of fat in the face, arms, and legs, and an increase in fat deposits in the neck, upper back, and abdomen. This can result in a characteristic appearance known as "buffalo hump," which is a large hump of fat that develops on the back of the neck. Other symptoms may include insulin resistance, diabetes, and high triglyceride levels.

Lipodystrophy, NEC is diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, medical history, and laboratory tests. These may include blood tests to check for insulin resistance and lipid abnormalities, as well as imaging studies to evaluate body fat distribution.

Treatment for lipodystrophy, NEC is focused on managing the symptoms of the disorder. This may include dietary changes, exercise programs, and medications to control insulin resistance and lipid abnormalities. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove excess fat deposits.

  1. There is no cure for lipodystrophy, NEC, but management of symptoms can improve quality of life.
  2. It is important to monitor blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels regularly.
  3. Individuals with lipodystrophy, NEC may benefit from working with a healthcare team that includes a dietitian, endocrinologist, and other specialists.
  4. Research is ongoing to better understand the causes and potential treatments for lipodystrophy, NEC.

In conclusion, lipodystrophy, NEC is a rare disorder that affects the distribution of body fat. While there is no cure for the disorder, management of symptoms can improve quality of life. It is important for individuals with lipodystrophy, NEC to work closely with their healthcare team to monitor their health and manage their symptoms.

Diagnosis Codes for Lipodystrophy, not elsewhere classified | E88.1