What is traumatic panniculitis?

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asked Mar 9, 2022 in Diseases Conditions by CharlesDuval (1,130 points)
What is traumatic panniculitis?

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answered Mar 9, 2022 by QJesse44 (8,910 points)
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.
Lipodermatosclerosis.
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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