Calcified lupus panniculitis
Follow-up of pneumonitis.
CT chest study
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Multiple calcified subcutaneous nodules predominantely in the pectoral regions.
Thinning of the subcutaneous fat layer, especially in paravertebral regions.
Patient has a history of SLE with alopecia, diabetes and lupus panniculitis.
Lupus panniculitis is a rare inlammatory condition involving subcutaneous fat with an incidence of about 2-3% in SLE patients.
In female patients breast involvement is also known as lupus mastitis. Noteworthy in this case is predominant breast region distribution although the subject is a male.
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