Panniculitis, Idiopathic Nodular
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Synonyms of Panniculitis, Idiopathic Nodular
- Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis
- Pfeiffer-Weber-Christian syndrome
- Relapsing Febrile Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis
- Weber Christian Disease (so-called)
- No subdivisions found.
Idiopathic nodular panniculitis is a rare spectrum of skin disorders characterized by single or multiple, tender or painful bumps below the surface of the skin (subcutaneous nodules) that usually lead to inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat (panniculitis). These nodules tend to be 1-2 centimeters large and most often affect the legs and feet (lower extremities). In most cases, idiopathic nodular panniculitis is associated with fever, a general feeling of ill health (malaise), muscle pain (myalgia), and/or abdominal pain. These symptoms may subside after a few days or weeks and may recur weeks, months, or years later. The exact cause of idiopathic nodular panniculitis is not known (idiopathic).
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