Panniculitis is a broad term refering to inflammation of the fatty layer underneath the skin. It's usually seen in women, on the thighs and lower legs.
There are many types of panniculitis with different causes but the condition generally causes the skin to feel hard and to develop painful red lumps (nodules) or patches (plaques), making it look darker in places.
Panniculitis usually affects the shins and calves, but may spread to the thighs, forearms and chest. It tends to clear up within six weeks, fading like a bruise, usually without scarring.
When the inflammation has settled, a depression in the skin may be left, which can be temporary or permanent.
Many people get recurring bouts of panniculitis.
Panniculitis is a broad term meaning inflammation of the fatty layer underneath the skin. It is usually seen in women, on the thighs and lower legs.
As well as skin symptoms, panniculitis may also be associated with: fever fatigue weight loss nausea and vomiting joint pain
There are a wide range of possible causes of panniculitis, although often the cause is not known. Common causes include: an infection usually a viral or bacterial infection, but sometimes Tuberculos
The layer of fat underneath the skin is made of lobules (groups of fat cells) held together by connective tissue. Doctors sometimes classify the disease as either: mostly septal the inflammation mos
Doctors will aim to treat the underlying cause of the panniculitis, if known, and relieve some of the symptoms. While treatment is underway, you will be asked to ensure you get enough rest and to elev