Monday, October 26, 2015
Awareness Monday from CureJM
#AWARENESS MONDAY! What is LIPODYSTROPHY?
- Lipodystrophy is when inflammation from JDM affects the deeper fat tissue under the skin, destroying or damaging fat cells.
- Lipodystrophy causes problems with the body's ability to use sugars & fats, leading to metabolic problem. Other issues could be insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, and pancreatitis.
- A pediatric endocrinologist may be one of the specialists who helps to consult/treat Lipodystrophy, in addition to the pediatric rheumatologist.
For more info, "Chap 26: Too Much Body Fat Loss" of "Myositis & You" Book covers Lipodystrophy!