Barraquer Simon Syndrome- rare cause of progressive wasting in an eight year old girl
Rangan Srinivasaraghavan
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
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Barraquer-Simons Syndrome

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Srinivasaraghavan R. Barraquer Simon Syndrome- rare cause of progressive wasting in an eight year old girl. jbcahs [Internet]. 25Sep.2018 [cited 17Oct.2018];2(3):139. Available from: https://www.jbcahs.org/journal/article/view/61

Abstract

The manuscript describes the case of an eight year old girl who presented with a history of progressive thinning of face (progressive facial lipoatrophy) gradually progressing to involve the body beginning from six years of age, despite adequate nutritional intake. On clinical examination, child was thin built, with thinning of the face and upper half of the body. The lower limbs were relatively spared. She was diagnosed to have partial lipodystrophy.

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