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August 11, 1951


Author Affiliations

Bluffton, Indiana

From the Departments of Medicine and Laboratory, Caylor-Nickel Clinic and Clinic Hospital.

JAMA. 1951;146(15):1417-1418. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.63670150012012f

Relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis is a rare disease. Bendel1 in an excellent survey reviewed 43 cases of this syndrome previously reported in the literature and added one of his own. This is not an attempt to duplicate his work, but merely an effort to bring this syndrome to the attention of medical men; we feel it is probably more common than the few reported cases would indicate.

REPORT OF A CASE  F. S., a woman aged 32, was seen regarding her present complaint on Jan. 16, 1950. This patient was previously seen in the clinic May 14, 1946, with numerous complaints which were considered to be associated with recent divorce proceedings. Her past personal history was essentially noncontributory. She had been married six years and had never been pregnant; her menstrual history was normal. She had had the usual childhood diseases, and an appendectomy was performed in 1946.

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