Panniculitis, infection, and dermatomyositis: case and literature review

  title={Panniculitis, infection, and dermatomyositis: case and literature review},
  author={Miltiadis Douvoyiannis and Nathan Litman and Alina E Dulau and Norman T. Ilowite},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
The most common cause of panniculitis (inflammation of the subcutaneous adipose tissue) is infection. Clinical panniculitis in dermatomyositis is rare. We found in the English literature 24 cases, including ours. Six cases involved children. Buttocks or thighs and arms were involved more frequently. Lobular panniculitis with lymphoplasmacytic infiltration was the usual pathology. Calcifications of the panniculus were found in 6/24 (25%) of the cases. Membrano-cystic changes were associated with… CONTINUE READING


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