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panniculitis

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noun pan·nic·u·li·tis \pə-ˌnik-yə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of panniculitis

  1. 1:  inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat

  2. 2:  a syndrome characterized by recurring fever and usually painful inflammatory and necrotic nodules in the subcutaneous tissues especially of the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks—called also relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis, Weber-Christian disease




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