- Adiposogenital dystrophy
Name = PAGENAME
DiseasesDB = 29318
ICD10 = ICD10|E|23|6|e|20
ICD9 = ICD9|253.8
Adiposogenital dystrophy is a medical condition.
It is characterized by:
Growth retardationand retarded sexual development, atrophyor hypoplasiaof the gonads, and altered secondary sex characteristics,
mental retardation, problems with vision
It is usually associated with tumours of the
hypothalamus, causing increased appetiteand depressed secretionof gonadotropin. It seems to affect malesmostly.
Many overweight children may appear to have the disorder because of the concurrence of obesity and retarded sexual development; these children have no
endocrinedisturbances, however, and they mature normally after delayed puberty.
It has several other names: [ [http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Froelich%27s%20Syndrome National Organisation for Rare Disorders - Froelich's syndrome] ]
* "Babinski-Fröhlich syndrome" [WhoNamedIt|synd|1792 - Babinski-Fröchlich syndrome] (named after
Joseph Babinski[J. F. Babinski. Tumeur du corps pituitaire sans acromégalie et avec arrêt de développement des organes génitaux. Revue neurologique, Paris, 1900, 8: 531-535. ] and Alfred Fröhlich, [A. Fröhlich. Ein Fall von Tumor der Hypophysis cerebri ohne Akromegalie. Wiener klinische Rundschau, 1901, 15: 833-836; 906-908. ] but probably first described by Morgagni).Fact|date=November 2007 (It was given its name by Harvey Cushing.)cite journal |author=Zárate A, Saucedo R |title= [The adiposogenital distrophy or Frohlich syndrome and the beginning of the concept of neuroendocrinology] |language=Spanish; Castilian |journal=Gac Med Mex |volume=143 |issue=4 |pages=349–50 |year=2007 |pmid=17969845 |doi=]
* "Froelich's syndrome"
* "Frölich's Syndrome"
* "Hypothalamic Infantilism-Obesity"
* "Launois-Cleret Syndrome"
* "Sexual Infantilism"
Prader-Willi syndrome, to which it might resemble. However, this is a genetic disorder.
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