insulin lipodystrophy

(redirected from insulin lipoatrophy)

in·su·lin lip·o·dys·tro·phy

dystrophic atrophy of subcutaneous tissues in diabetic patients at the site of frequent injections of insulin.
Synonym(s): insulin lipoatrophy

in·su·lin lip·o·dys·tro·phy

(insŭ-lin lipō-distrŏ-fē)
Dystrophic atrophy of subcutaneous tissues in diabetic patients at site of frequent injections of insulin.
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Insulin lipoatrophy is clinically characterized by visible cutaneous depression and palpable atrophy of subcutaneous fat tissue at the injection site.
Otherwise it mostly occurs in lean young female patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in whom insulin lipoatrophy sometimes resolves spontaneously (7).