Lipedema: A Frequently Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood Fatty Deposition Syndrome

Lipedema: A Frequently Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood Fatty Deposition Syndrome

Fife CE, Maus EA, Carter MJ; 2010

Synopsis: This article will help physicians and nurses to enhance their knowledge about lipedema particularly with respect to establishing a differential diagnosis from similar conditions.

Abstract: PURPOSE: To enhance the learner’s competence in caring for patients with lipedema through understanding the differential diagnoses, pathophysiology, and treatment/management options.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: 1. Differentiate lipedema from other similar diagnoses. 2. Tell patients with lipedema and their caregivers about treatment of this condition. 3. Construct assessments, treatment plans, and management options for patients with lipedema.

APA Citation: Fife, C. E., Maus, E. A., & Carter, M. J. (2010). Lipedema: a frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood fatty deposition syndrome. Advances in skin & wound care, 23(2), 81-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.asw.0000363503.92360.91

AMA Citation: Fife CE, Maus EA, Carter MJ. Lipedema: a frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood fatty deposition syndrome. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 2010;23(2):81-92. doi:10.1097/01.asw.0000363503.92360.91.