WALTER K. MYERS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis (Weber-Christian syndrome) has been recognized with increased frequency. Little is known concerning its etiology. No specific therapy has been available.
Two cases of Weber-Christian syndrome are reported. The responses to chloroquine diphosphate were quite dramatic and gratifying.
Case 1. A white woman was first seen in May, 1947, when she was 40 years of age. For five years she had had recurrent attacks of painful, tender nodules in the calves of the legs and in the left thigh. Walking and standing gave rise to symptoms varying from discomfort to severe pain. On three
MYERS WK. CHLOROQUINE DIPHOSPHATE THERAPY IN WEBER-CHRISTIAN SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:791–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-791
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):791-795.
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