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Article
December 1953

PULMONARY HILAR ENLARGEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH WEBER-CHRISTIAN DISEASE: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

Formerly Assistant Chief, Department of Radiology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(6):693-698. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540120077012
Abstract

A REVIEW of the medical literature reveals that approximately 55 cases of nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis (Weber-Christian disease) have been reported to date. None of these reports presented any radiological findings of note. In the case to be discussed here, however, certain intrathoracic roentgenographic manifestations are exhibited which have not been described in any of the cases reported elsewhere. For this reason, it is felt that it is worth while to record a full description of this additional case of nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis.

Relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis is characterized1 by recurrent episodes of fever, the temperature ranging as high as 104 F., associated with the appearance of single to multiple crops of subcutaneous nodules, varying from the size of a pea to several inches in diameter, usually occurring on the thighs and arms and frequently on the abdomen, back, and legs. The nodules, tender or

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