IRWIN SCHOEN, M.D.; IRVING M. REINGOLD, M.D.; LESTER MEISTER, M.D.
Nonsuppurative nodular relapsing febrile panniculitis (Weber-Christian syndrome) is an uncommon clinical entity, and is rare as a cause of death or concurrent with death. Approximately 10 instances have been reported in the literature as autopsied cases.1, 2, 3, 4 When death has been attributed to fatal systemic panniculitis, the necropsy has revealed widespread involvement of adipose tissue, including the panniculus and mesenteric, omental, retroperitoneal adipose tissue and mucosa of the intestines. Systemic fatal panniculitis has been recently reviewed by Steinberg,1 and an interesting review of the Weber-Christian syndrome in general has recently been published by Beerman.6
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SCHOEN I, REINGOLD IM, MEISTER L. RELAPSING NODULAR NONSUPPURATIVE PANNICULITIS WITH LUNG INVOLVEMENT: CLINICAL AND AUTOPSY FINDINGS, WITH NOTES ON PATHOGENESIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:687–698. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-687
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):687-698.
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