Panniculitis and fever in children

Susan J. Schuval, Adriana Frances, Elsa Valderrama, Vincent R. Bonagura, Norman T. Ilowite

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We describe three children with panniculitis and associated systemic manifestations including fever. Histopathologic features, such as the presence of lobular or septal inflammation, presence of vasculitis, character of the cellular infiltrate, and presence of erythrophagocytosis, were useful in classifying this group of panniculitides. In one patient with subcutaneous polyarteritis nodosa, corticosteroid therapy was effective; in two other patients with histiocytic cytophagic panniculitis, there were poor responses to steroids, intravenously administered immune globulin, dapsone, or antimalarial drugs; cyclosporine was very effective and appeared to be the drug of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-378
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Schuval, S. J., Frances, A., Valderrama, E., Bonagura, V. R., & Ilowite, N. T. (1993). Panniculitis and fever in children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 122(3), 372-378.