Weber-Christian disease is a skin condition that features recurring inflammation in the subcutaneous fat layer and systemic symptoms. The disease is a diagnosis of exclusion characterized by a lobular panniculitis without vasculitis in histopathology.
The authors report a 80-year-old man with constitutional symptoms and relapsing nonsuppurative nodular panniculitis.
The purpose of the case described is to emphasize that rare diseases may occur, therefore their diagnosis can only be made with previous medical knowledge and the delay, or even the absence, in the diagnosis of these pathologies could interfere with the quality of life of patients.
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