Weber-Christian disease

Dr René Pfleger et al.

Weber-Christian disease or Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease or idiopathic relapsing febrile nodular non-suppurative panniculitis was initially defined as a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology affecting subcutaneous adipose tissue inter alia 1.

However, the understanding of lobular panniculitis has expanded and cases that were once diagnosed in the "water basket" of “Weber-Christian” disease are with modern histology and immunopathology recognised to be clearly definable and separate entities comprising:

Most authors suggest the term abandoned or even buried 2-4

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rID: 29152
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease
  • Idiopathic relapsing febrile non-suppurative panniculitis
  • Pfeifer-Weber-Christian syndrome

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