panniculitis

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panniculitis

[pə‚nik·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the layer of subcutaneous fat, especially in the abdomen.
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We reassessed the patient as having Klinefelter's syndrome with SLE complicated by lupus panniculitis, although we could not prove it on skin biopsy owing to an inadequate specimen.
One patient of the 100 (1%) had panniculitis compatible with lupus panniculitis, and 1 patient (1%) had fibrosing dermatitis compatible with linear scleroderma.
Clinically, it may be confused with a diagnosis of lupus panniculitis, and a biopsy is essential to confirm the diagnosis.
Discoid CLE accounted for 79.8% of all cases of CLE that were diagnosed in Sweden during the study period, while lupus panniculitis and other less common forms of local LE comprised the remainder.
Patients frequently have more than one subset of cutaneous LE, as demonstrated by the frequent concurrence of discoid LE and lupus panniculitis, even in the same lesion.