panniculitis

noun
pan·​nic·​u·​li·​tis | \ pə-ˌnik-yə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce panniculitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of panniculitis

1 : inflammation of the subcutaneous layer of fat
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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“Panniculitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/panniculitis. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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