Classification and external resources
Lipodystrophy is a medical condition characterized by abnormal or degenerative conditions of the body's adipose tissue. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify Diseases The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision ( ICD -10) is a coding of diseases and signs symptoms abnormal findings E00-E35 - Endocrine diseases (E00-E07 Thyroid gland / Thyroid hormone ( Congenital iodine-deficiency syndrome ( The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify Diseases The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. The Diseases Database is a free Website that provides information about the relationships between medical conditions Symptoms, and Medications. eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996 by Scott Plantz and Richard Lavely two medical doctors Medical Subject Headings ( MeSH) is a huge Controlled vocabulary (or metadata system for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books "Adipose" redirects here For the Doctor Who monster see " Partners in Crime " ("Lipo" is Greek for "fat" and "dystrophy" is Greek for "abnormal or degenerative condition". Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly ) A more specific term, lipoatrophy is used when describing the loss of fat from one area (usually the face). Lipoatrophy is the term describing the localized loss of fat tissue
A lipodystrophy can be a lump or small dent in the skin that forms when a person keeps performing injections in the same spot. The skin is the outer covering of living tissue of an animal (or plant An injection is an infusion method of putting Liquid into the Body, usually with a hollow needle and a Syringe which is pierced through These types of lipodystrophies are harmless. People who want to avoid them can do so by changing (rotating) the places where they perform injections. For people with diabetes, using purified insulins may also help. Diabetes mellitus (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz or /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtəs/ /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs/ often referred to simply as diabetes ( Ancient Greek: grc Insulin is a Hormone with intensive effects on both metabolism and several other body systems (eg vascular compliance
One of the side-effects of lipodystrophy is the rejection of the injected medication, the slowing down of the absorption of the medication, or trauma that can cause bleeding that, in turn, will reject the medication. In either scenarios, the dosage of the medication, such as insulin for diabetics, becomes impossible to gauge correctly and the treatment of the disease for which the medication is administered is impaired thereby allowing the medical condition to worsen.
In some cases, rotation of the injection sites may not be enough to prevent lipodystrophy.
Lipodystrophies can be a possible side effect of antiretroviral drugs. Other lipodystrophies manifest as lipid redistribution; with excess, or lack of, fat in various regions of the body. Lipids are broadly defined as any fat- Soluble ( lipophilic) naturally-occurring Molecule, such as fats oils waxes cholesterol sterols fat-soluble These include, but are not limited to, having sunken cheeks and/or "humps" on the back or back of the neck (also referred to as buffalo hump). 
Lipodystrophy can be caused by metabolic abnormalities due to genetic issues. These are often characterized by insulin resistance and are associated with Syndrome X. Insulin resistance is the condition in which normal amounts of Insulin are inadequate to produce a normal Insulin response from Fat, Muscle Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing Cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Barraquer-Simons syndrome (or acquired partial lipodystrophy) is a rare form of Lipodystrophy, which usually first affects the head and then spreads to the thorax DermAtlas is an Open access Web site devoted to Dermatology that is hosted by Johns Hopkins University.