By Gary M. White, MD

Lipoatrophic panniculitis is a relatively poorly-described, rare panniculitis of mainly of children


A child with bouts of erythematous nodules that expand leaving a depressed lipoatrophic center is characteristic. The legs, thighs or arms are most commonly affected. Fever, malaise, abdominal pain, arthralgias and hepatosplenomegaly are often associated. There may be a preceding URI.

Histopathology shows a lobular panniculitis without vasculitis and with a mixed infiltrate.


Prednisone, methotrexate and dapsone have been used.


JEADV 2017;31;536


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