Ulcerative versus non-ulcerative panniculitis: is it time for a novel clinical approach to panniculitis?

Eran Shavit, Angelo Valerio Marzano, Afsaneh Alavi

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    Abstract

    Panniculitis, or inflammation of the fatty tissue, is an ongoing diagnostic challenge to both dermatologists and pathologists. The basis of the current panniculitis classification is histology, whether the inflammation is mainly located in the fibrovascular septa or in the adipose lobules thereafter with or without vasculitis. However, overall, the difficulty rises due to various terminologies and lack of clinical relevance with this classification. In addition to that, the majority of panniculitides have mixed infiltration of both lobular and septal and not a clear-cut distinction. The aim of this article is to provide a novel clinical algorithm to the diagnosis of panniculitis and thus to provide guidelines for all clinicians who may encounter this challenging condition in their clinical practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-417
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
    Volume60
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology

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