The International Association of Families and People Affected by Lipodystrophies AELIP, already has the Practical Guide for the diagnosis and treatment of rare lipodystrophies in English. This Guide is an update in English of the Spanish edition that the entity already had before.
This guide is intended to help endocrinologists, pediatricians and other specialists and primary care physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of this group of rare pathologies that are infrequent lipodystrophies.
The current guides are the result of the work of the Lipodystrophy Unit of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service of the Santiago management, which has been working in this field for more than fifteen years. The unit is currently part of the CSUR of congenital metabolic diseases in Santiago and receives patients from all over Spain. This unit pioneered the use of human recombinant leptin in Spain to treat people affected by lipodystrophies.
A VERY VALUABLE DOCUMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL FIELD
AELIP wishes to highlight the importance and usefulness of the guidelines so that health professionals have a document with precise information to facilitate the diagnosis of lipodystrophies and to familiarise themselves with the main signs of these rare pathologies. Similarly, the fact that these valuable guides are already available in English will allow many families and affected people to have them in their native language.
Taking up the international perspective, the president of AELIP, Naca Pérez de Tudela, wants to emphasize that the guide will allow our entity to participate in congresses, medical and patient meetings of international scope where this material will play a fundamental role in the diffusion and knowledge of the pathology.
AELIP would like to thank all the team of authors who have made it possible to update the guide: David Araújo-Vilar, Sofía Sánchez-Iglesias, Cristina Guillín-Amarelle and Antía Fernández-Pombo. We would also like to thank PerMondo for helping our organisation with all the international initiatives by translating its texts through its collaborators free of charge.
The English version of the guide to the diagnosis and treatment of lipodystrophies has been produced with the collaboration of Jacob Markert and Alice Quinn. to the PerMondo project.
People who wish to obtain the guide can do so through the following links: