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Panniculitis, Idiopathic Nodular


Synonyms of Panniculitis, Idiopathic Nodular
  • Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis
  • Pfeiffer-Weber-Christian syndrome
  • Relapsing Febrile Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis
  • Weber Christian Disease (so-called)

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    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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    Organizations related to Panniculitis, Idiopathic Nodular
    • Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance
      PO Box 202
      Wolftown VA 22748
      Phone #: 540-948-6777
      800 #: 866-367-2122
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.alpha1advocacy.org
    • Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erythema_nodosum_Group/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • Panniculitis Support Group
      100 Pleasant Acres Road
      York PA 17402
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: ladypann@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/panniculitis/



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