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Health Implications of Lipedema: Analysis of Patient Questionnaires and Population-Based Matched Controls

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Kempa, Sally ; Gross, Mascha ; Oliinyk, Dmytro ; Siegmund, Andreas ; Müller, Martina ; Prantl, Lukas ; Tews, Hauke C.
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We conducted a comparative study involving 39 female patients with lipedema and group-matched controls at a ratio of 1:5. The primary survey tool was the German Health Update (GEDA 2019/2020-EHIS) questionnaire, which was developed by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany. The secondary survey tool was the German Pain Questionnaire. The prevalence of hypertension (p = 0.041) and high blood ...


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