(Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy)
General: Autosomal recessive; disorder of the hypothalamus.
Ocular: Punctate corneal infiltrations (lipodystrophia corneae).
Clinical: Advanced bone age; dilation of the third ventricle and basal cistern; frequent elevation of growth hormone; severe lipid levels; enlarged liver; diabetes mellitus; hyperpigmentation of axillae and chest wall; phlebomegaly.
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