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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Mesenteric panniculitis, also known as sclerosing mesenteritis, is a rare condition of inflammation of the bowel mesentery (12).
Cutaneous pythiosis causes panniculitis, and nodular and ulcerative dermatitis, thus it is recommend the use of deep biopsies rather than superficial biopsies or punches (GROOTERS, 2003).
Nodular panniculitis is a rare autoimmune disease with unknown etiology.
Panniculitis as the initial manifestation of brucellosis: a case report.
Erythema nodosum is the most common form of the group of skin conditions called panniculitis (or inflammation of the fatty layer beneath the skin) wherein the skin often develops painful red lumps or plaques and will look darker and feel harder.
Biopsy from the subcutaneous nodule showed septal panniculitis with tiny granulomas negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) by Ziehl-Neelsen staining (Figure 2).
Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is defined as the development of chronic inflammation and necrosis of adipose tissue of the mesentery, resulting in fibrosis.
Among genetic factors, variant of AIRE (Autoimmune Regulator) gene has been correlated with autoimmune manifestations in the APECED (8,9), rheumatoid arthritis (10,11), the immune deficiency omenn syndrome (12), alopecia aerate (13), and lupus like panniculitis in patients with APECED (14) but not with type I diabetes, addison disease (15) and Graves' disease (16), myasthenia gravis (17) as well as inflammatory bowel disease (18).
Sclerosing mesenteritis can be observed as an increased attenuation of fatty mesentery with small lymph nodes, which is called mesenteric panniculitis, or additionally as a solid soft-tissue mass in the mesentery on CT.
The lesion must be distinguished histologically from other tumors and "pseudotumors" such as lipoma, angiolipoma, angioleiomyoma, angiomyoma, liposarcoma, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency-associated panniculitis, membranocystic, and pancreatic fat necrosis (6, 8, 21).
The authors clearly showed that cryolipolysis induced subcutaneous panniculitis in response to cold exposure, with a decrease of the thickness of the fat layer, without affecting surrounding structures such as skin and water-rich tissue [24, 31].
Osteomyelitis and marrow-containing bones panniculitis 4.