Nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis
Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic lobular panniculitis
- Idiopathic nodular panniculitis
- Nodular non-suppurative panniculitis
- Panniculitis nodular nonsuppurative
- Pfeiffer-Weber-Christian syndrome
panniculitis). These nodules tend to be 1-2 centimeters in length and most often affect the legs and feet. In most people, this condition is associated with fever, a general feeling of ill health (malaise), muscle pain, 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 nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis is unknown.Nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis describes a rare group of skin disorders characterized by tender, painful bumps below the surface of the skin (subcutaneous nodules) that usually lead to inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat (
Last updated: 11/8/2014
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