What are the symptoms of lupus panniculitis?

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What are the symptoms of lupus panniculitis?

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answered Mar 9, 2022 by QJesse44 (8,910 points)
The symptoms of Lupus Panniculitis include persistent, tender and hard nodules localised on the face, arms, shoulders, breast and buttocks.

Lupus panniculitis is a rare variant of lupus erythematosus.

It may occur as a separate disease or coexist with systemic or discoid lupus erythematosus.

It is characterized by persistent, tender and hard nodules localised on the face, arms, shoulders, breast and buttocks.

Septal panniculitis is a term that refers to a type of condition of the subcutaneous fat affecting the layer of adipose tissue that lies between the dermis and underlying fascia, of which there are two forms: acute erythema nodosum and chronic erythema nodosum.

Traumatic panniculitis is a condition that causes changes in the subcutaneous fat related to physical or chemical agents.

The clinical picture of traumatic panniculitis is nonspecific.

Cutaneous lesions are indurated, warm, red, subcutaneous plaques or nodules not necessary related to the intensity of the injury.

Panniculitis is an umbrella term that describes inflammation in the bottom layers of the skin.

Panniculitis can be caused by a variety of infections, diseases, or external stimuli.

The different types of Panniculitis include.

Erythema nodosum. This is the most common type and refers to bumps and bruises on the shins.
Erythema induratum.
Nodular vasculitis.
Necrobiosis lipoidica.
Weber-Christian disease.
Pancreatic panniculitis.
Lupus erythematosus panniculitis.

Bacteria that causes Panniculitis include.

Streptococcus pyogenes.
Staphylococcus aureus.
Pseudomonas spp.
Klebsiella spp.
Nocardia spp.
Brucella spp.

Diagnose panniculitis by clinical evaluation (including presence of tender, red, subcutaneous nodules) and confirm with excisional or incisional biopsy.

Treat panniculitis supportively and consider anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive drug therapy, particularly if manifestations are severe.

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