Monday, October 26, 2015

Awareness Monday from CureJM

- 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!

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