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CASE REPORT
Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum’s disease)
  1. David Hao1,
  2. Akintomi Olugbodi2,
  3. Nneka Udechukwu3,
  4. Anthony A Donato3
  1. 1 Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2 Prime Pain Specialists, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. 3 Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Hao, david.hao{at}towerhealth.org

Summary

We present a case of a 39-year-old man who presented with chronic bilateral upper extremity pain associated with innumerable angiomyolipomas that developed 5 years after a motor vehicle accident involving his upper extremities. Our case notes the rare nature of painful adipose tissue deposits and the diagnostic challenges.

  • dermatology
  • musculoskeletal and joint disorders
  • skin
  • pain (neurology)
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  • Contributors DH, NU and AAD contributed equally to writing the manuscript. DH conducted the literature search. AO was primarily involved in patient care. All the authors have given final approval for the version to be submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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