DONATO ALARCÓN-SEGOVIA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; FRANCISCO RAMOS-NIEMBRO, M.D.
ALARCÓN-SEGOVIA D, RAMOS-NIEMBRO F. Association of Partial Lipodystrophy and Sjögren's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:474-475. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-474
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):474-475.
While serving as a manuscript consultant for this journal, one of us (D.A.S.) became aware of the acceptance for publication of "Sicca Syndrome and Total Lipodystrophy. A Case in a Fifteen-Year-Old Female Patient'' by M. M. Ipp, N. J. Howard, R. C. Tervo, and E. W. Gelfand. With the permission of the Editor, we submitted this brief report of two cases having related interest.
Our two adult patients had partial, rather than total, lipodystrophy concurrent with Sjögren's syndrome. The three patients suggest a causal relation between the lipodystrophies and Sjögren's syndrome.
Patient 1 was a 67-year-old woman who developed arthritis
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