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n. paniculitis, infl. del panículo grasoso.
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A 5 mm punch biopsy taken from the left forearm showed septal panniculitis and fibrosis (Fig.
Although fully developed pancreatic panniculitis is a lobular neutrophilic panniculitis, earliest cases may show nonspecific septal panniculitis as the enzymes permeate across the blood vessels located in the pannicular septa.
1,2 Defined histologically as a septal panniculitis,1 EN is associated with various disease processes like bacterial, viral, fungal, chlamydial and parasitic infections, sarcoidosis, Behcet's disease, enteropathies and malignities.
1) Interestingly, the features of neutrophilic lobular and/or septal panniculitis, as in ENL, are also seen in the subcutaneous variety of Sweet's syndrome and needs differentiation from other dermatoses with similar histology (alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, factitial panniculitis, infection, leucocytoclastic vasculitis, pancreatitis, and rheumatoid arthritis).