Panniculitis: Symptom and Causes


The condition generally causes the skin to feel hard and to develop painful red lumps (nodules) or patches (plaques), making it look darker in places. It may also be associated with:
  • Fever 
  • Fatigue 
  • Weight loss 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Joint pain 


There are multiple causes of panniculitis, including

  • Infections (the most common)
  • Physical factors (eg, cold, trauma)
  • Proliferative disorders
  • Connective tissue disorders (eg, SLE, systemic sclerosis)
  • Pancreatic disorders

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