IVAN L. BUNNELL, M.D.; DEXTER S. LEVY, M.D.
Weber-Christian's disease, or relapsing febrile nodular, non-suppurative panniculitis, is a disease of unknown cause, characterized by the appearance of crops of inflammatory and necrotic subcutaneous nodules chiefly on the arms, legs, and trunk and by a definite constitutional reaction. The disease commonly affects young women and generally results in recovery, but runs a protracted course, which may last from one month to 15 years. There are no characteristic laboratory findings. The nodules may regress with fibrosis and atrophy at the original site. A recent review of the literature1 reveals 28 recorded cases of Weber-Christian's disease, and more recently, a few
BUNNELL IL, LEVY DS. WEBER-CHRISTIAN'S DISEASE: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:169–172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-169
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(1):169-172.
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