Barraquer-Simons syndrome

What is the long term outcome for Barraquer-Simons syndrome?

Barraquer-Simons syndrome is a disease that progresses slowly. It causes a loss of fat tissue in the face, which can affect facial features. About 20 percent of people develop a type of kidney disease called membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which can cause serious complications. Rarely, Barraquer-Simons syndrome can cause insulin resistance.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might Barraquer-Simons syndrome be treated?

Surgery may be used to improve a person's appearance, but is not needed for medical reasons. Facial reconstruction techniques may be used with varying success. These techniques may include transplantation of fat tissue, silicone implants, movement of facial muscles, or other techniques.

No specific diet is recommended for people with Barraquer-Simons syndrome and weight gain should be avoided. Regular exercise is recommended to improve a person's metabolic status.

If a person with Barraquer-Simons syndrome has kidney problems, then they may also need to be managed. Treatment may involving a special diet or medications. Dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed if the condition progresses to kidney failure.

Last updated on 05-01-20


Barraquer Simons syndrome

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Web site provides a diagram of how Barraquer-Simons syndrome may affect the body. Click on the link above to view the illustration.

Last updated on 04-27-20

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