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Table 1 Classification of and diagnostic criteria for Dercum’s disease

From: Review of Dercum’s disease and proposal of diagnostic criteria, diagnostic methods, classification and management

Classification of Dercum’s disease
I Generalised diffuse form
II Generalised nodular form
III Localised nodular form
IV Juxta-articular form
Diagnostic criteria of Dercum’s disease
1 Most often generalised overweight or obesity
2 Chronically painful adipose tissue (>3 months)