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lipoatrophy semicircularis

Fabrizio Presta, Micol Del Giglio, Giampiero Girolomoni
The case of a 45 years old woman with lipoatrophia semicircularis is presented showing a typical semicircular depressions of the anterolateral aspects of the thighs. The lesion regressed after avoiding the pressing of the thighs against the desk edge. A PubMed search disclosed 125 cases of lipoatrophia semicircularis reported in details. More then 90% were middle aged women. Repeated external microtraumatisms was the most common cause. The few cases biopsied revealed a localized lipoatrophy. Avoiding microtraumatisms resulted in a complete remission of lipoatrophia semicircularis in most cases...
August 2016: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
E Ribeiro, A Saint-Lezer, L Julliot-Roland, P Mercié, M Longy-Boursier
We report a 54-year-old man who presented bilateral, symmetric depressions on the anterior aspect of his thighs corresponding to lipoatrophia semicircularis. The origin of this distinctive variant of lipoatrophy is unknown. Repeated external microtraumatisms were considered to be the most plausible explanation. Recently, as many recently affected subjects shared a status of administrative employee, the role of electromagnetic fields generated by computers and their wirings has been discussed. Prevention proposal includes adapting work environment related to the use of computerized devices...
July 2012: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Vasco Vieira Serrão, Ana Barata Feio
Localized loss of subcutaneous tissue can occur after panniculitis, injections of corticosteroids and other drugs, or associated with infectious, autoimmune or neurologic diseases. The "idiopathic lipoatrophies" are a group of poorly characterized diseases, with focal disappearance of subcutaneous fat, and usually the thighs, abdomen or the ankles are affected. Three subtypes have been described based on clinical presentation: lipoatrophia semicircularis, annular lipoatrophy of the ankles and centrifugal lipodystrophy...
2008: Dermatology Online Journal
Santiago Nogué, Pere Sanz, Xavier Tomás, Xavier Farrús
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2008: Medicina Clínica
José María Pomares Roche, Pilar Arrizabalaga Clemente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2008: Medicina Clínica
María Isabel Herane, Francisco Urbina, Emilio Sudy
Lipoatrophia semicircularis is an infrequent condition characterized by semicircular depressions of the anterolateral aspects of the thighs. The origin of this peculiar variant of lipoatrophy is unknown, although repeated mechanical trauma on the affected thighs has been advocated in many cases. A 57-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of two bilateral, parallel, symmetric, asymptomatic depressions on the anterolateral aspect of her thighs. The patient worked as a cashier, permanently seated and almost always wearing trousers...
June 2007: Journal of Dermatology
Norbert Haas, Beate M Henz, Rita Bunikowski, Rolf Keitzer
Lipoatrophia semicircularis, a rare entity which presents as atrophic cutaneous indentations exclusively on the anterior thighs of women, is thought to result from physical trauma. Localized lipoatrophies are common following injection with drugs and occur in patients with collagen disease. We report a 10-year-old girl who developed semicircular lipoatrophy on the anterior thighs after treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with subcutaneous injections of methotrexate. Until now, subcutaneously administered methotrexate has not been reported to cause lipoatrophy...
September 2002: Pediatric Dermatology
P C Gruber, L C Fuller
Lipoatrophy semicircularis is thought to be a rare condition characterized by band-like horizontal depressions of the skin typically involving the lower limbs. Previous literature has suggested that repetitive trauma to the lower limbs could explain this condition; however, no direct causal link has ever been clearly established. There have also been several reports where no preceding history of trauma could be found. In our series we report seven cases of lipoatrophy semicircularis representing over one-third of the staff in a particular office...
May 2001: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
B Thiele, H Ippen
Report on a 51-year-old adipose patient suffering from a rapidly progressing lipatrophia semicircularis. The lipoatrophy occurred in the form of numerous lesions on the trunk and limbs.
June 1983: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
P H Bloch, U Runne
Semicircular lipoatrophy is a new entity with horizontal depressions involving half the circumference of thigh, on the antero-lateral aspect. After seven female patients we observed this condition for the first time in the male. Therefore semicircular lipoatrophy is not specific to the female. The cause could not be determined clinically, nor by biochemical, immunological or histological methods. In our opinion semicircular lipoatrophy represents an ischemic atrophy of the fatty tissue, manifested by repeated microtraumata (corners of wash-basins, dressing tables or desks)...
May 1978: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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