Francis X., U.S. neurologist, 1856-1931. See: Dercum disease.
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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 [23].
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.