Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 4 Number 2, 2001

Computerised Tomography Appearances of Partial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in Association with Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type 2

WC Torreggiani, ID Lyburn, AC Harris, S Nicolaou
Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Partial lipodystrophy is a disease in which body fat is lost in an unusual distribution, with patients often having a typically gaunt facial appearance. The disease is sometimes seen in association with mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type 2. We describe the computerised tomography features in such a patient and demonstrate the unusual fatty distribution that may occur. To our knowledge these findings have not been previously described in the international literature. (J HK Coll Radiol 2001;4:150-152)

Key words : Computerised tomography, Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type 2, Partial lipodystrophy

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