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Cellulite: a cosmetic or systemic issue? Contemporary views on the etiopathogenesis of cellulite

Kamila Tokarska
Sławomir Tokarski
Anna Woźniacka
Anna Sysa-Jędrzejowska
Jarosław Bogaczewicz

Adv Dermatol Allergol 2018; XXXV (5): 442-446
Online publish date: 2018/07/19
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Cellulite (also known as gynoid lipodystrophy or orange peel syndrome) is one of the most common lipodystrophy syndromes, which affects millions of post-adolescent women. Cellulite is manifested by topographic disorders of subcutaneous tissue such as nodules, edema, and abnormal fibrosis. It is located mainly on the pelvic area, especially on the buttocks. Its pathogenesis is complexed and unclear. There are several theories about its pathophysiology. Hormonal disorders, endothelial dysfunction and genetic predispositions are taken under consideration.

cellulite, endothelial dysfunction, adiponectin, hormonal disorders

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