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Top 10 Rare Diseases


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Dercum's Disease
With Decrum's disease, growth on or below skin can irritate nerves and cause severe pain.
With Decrum's disease, growth on or below skin can irritate nerves and cause severe pain.
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Dercum’s disease is an extremely rare disorder characterized by multiple, painful growths consisting of fatty tissue (lipomas). These growths mainly occur on the trunk, the upper arms and upper legs and are found just below the skin (subcutaneously). Pain associated with Dercum’s disease can often be severe. Pain may be caused by these growths pressing on nearby nerves. Dercum’s disease mainly occurs in adults and more women are affected than men. In some cases, affected individuals may also experience weight gain, depression, lethargy, and/or confusion. The exact cause of Dercum’s disease is unknown.


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