• Clay Cockerell
  • Martin C. MihmJr.
  • Brian J. Hall
  • Cary Chisholm
  • Chad Jessup
  • Margaret Merola


The panniculitis chapter will focus on the most commonly encountered primarily septal and primarily lobular entities. Not included in this chapter are entities like necrobiosis lipoidica and scleroderma (localized morphea) which can sometimes show septal widening with extension of dermal fibrosis. As well, lipodystrophy or lipoatrophy is the localized or generalized loss of fat often following one the many inflammatory panniculitides or systemic disease (diabetes, HIV, etc.). The lobular panniculitides are separated based on whether vasculitis is a prominent feature or not.


Ancillary Study Erythema Nodosum Proximal Extremity Dermal Fibrosis Mixed Inflammatory Infiltrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clay Cockerell
    • 1
  • Martin C. MihmJr.
    • 2
  • Brian J. Hall
    • 1
  • Cary Chisholm
    • 3
  • Chad Jessup
    • 4
  • Margaret Merola
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and DermatopathologyCentral Texas Pathology LaboratoryWacoUSA
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyTufts Medical CenterBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of PathologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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