Partial lipodystrophy, which may not be prominent until puberty and is typically milder, is characterized by abnormal fat topography along with an overall reduction in fat mass affecting the limb with variable truncal involvement and normal or excess fat on the face and neck. Women are typically more severely affected than men. Asymptomatic impaired glucose tolerance to severe insulin resistance can be noted, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cardiovascular disease are common complications.
Any gene in the Partial Lipodystrophy panel can also be ordered individually. Please contact us directly for cost and CPT code information.