The 47-year-old's 94 appointments in 12 months were as a result of "considerable difficulties" after the operation carried out by Paterson, who diagnosed a rare condition called Dercum
's disease, despite not getting a second opinion before embarking on the "radical treatment".
Sandra Tierney, 47, was asked by prosecutor Alex Prentice QC: "Do you remember giving evidence in the trial of Ronnie Coulter?" She replied: "No," and told the court Dercum
's disease affected her memory.
When there are similar cases in the family, familial lipomatosis is an option, and Dercum
's disease (adiposis dolorosa) is a possibility if the fat accumulation is accompanied by pain .
Junto a ellas, otras muchas mujeres judias, que destacaron no solo por su labor social, sino tambien por su participacion activa en los foros de la epoca sobre la cuestion incipiente en torno a la identidad del Trabajo Social general, como: Rebecca Gratz, Clara Dercum
, Mary Cohen, Helen Kirshbaum, Sarah Vasen, Anna Broomal, Eleanor Jones, etc.
A much rarer but important potential dermatologic complication in obesity is Dercum
's disease, which usually occurs in later adult life and involves development of multiple painful lipomas.
(57.) Francis Dercum
, Relative Infrequency of the Drug Habit Among the Middle and Upper Classes.
Several case reports published in the early 1900s also described dementia in MS patients and suggested dementia was a potential symptom of the disease (Dercum
, 1912; Hunt, 1903; Kaplan, 1904; Rao, 1986; Ross, 1917).
Stuart Collie, 35, from Oban, has Dercum
's disease, which left a mass of painful tumours on his legs and abdomen.