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Weber-Christian Disease

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  • 28 May, 2018 9:16 pm
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Weber–Christian disease, also known as relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis, is a cutaneous condition characterized by recurrent subcutaneous nodules that heal with depression of the overlying skin.

It is type of panniculitis. It is a rare disease seen in females 30–60 years of age. It is a recurring inflammation of fatty layers of tissue present beneath the skin. Clinical course is characterised by exacerbations and remissions. Lesions are bilaterally symmetrical and are usually seen in the lower legs.

Eponym
It is named after Frederick Parkes Weber and Henry Asbury Christian.

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