Madelung's Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis
  • Launois-Bensaude
  • MSL
  • Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Madelung's disease is a disorder of fat metabolism (lipid storage) that results in an unusual accumulation of fat deposits around the neck and shoulder areas. Adult alcoholic males are most often affected, although women and those who do not drink alcohol can also get Madelung's disease.

Resources

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)496-7422
Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niddk.nih.gov

About Madelung's
7251 Brentwood Blvd
Apt 163
Brentwood, CA 94513
USA
Tel: (925)516-6744
Email: madelungs@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.geocities.com/madelungs/madelungshome.html

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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