Prävalenz des Lipödems bei berufstätigen Frauen in Deutschland
Marshall M, Schwahn-Schreiber C; 2011
Synopsis: [Article in German] This study investigates the prevalence of lipoedema in professional women in Germany.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: As we did not find any reliable datas concerning the prevalance of lipoedema (in Middle Europe), we started an anamnestic, clinical and (duplex-)sonographic investigation in 62 professional women. We were endeavoured to avoid a bias of assertion and to get a socially correct composition of the collective.
RESULTS: Including all stages of lipoedema, also the mild ones (lipohyperplasia), 39% of women were concerned. Regarding only the moderate to distict findings of markedly filled in ankles, 9.7% were concerned. Only the breeches-type was found in 4.8%. There were no relevant differences in age, length and age of menarche in women without and with lipoedema. Women with lipoedema were heavier than those without and they had accordingly a higher body-mass index. The thickness of subcutis + cutis 8 cm above the medial malleolus was 11 2.8 mm in women without lipoedema and about 16 mm in those with lipoedema (beyond the double standard deviation). The thickness of the cutis lied on average distictly under 2 mm in both groups. Sonography seems to be a safe tool in the judgment of the subcutis also in epidemiological studies.
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