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

WC Torreggiani, ID Lyburn, AC Harris, S Nicolaou

Hong Kong J Radiol 2001;4:150-2

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.