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September 1979

Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis Associated With Jejunoileal Bypass Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Arthritis (Drs Williams and Samuelson) and Dermatology (Dr Zone), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(9):1091-1093. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010090041022

A 32-year-old woman underwent jejunoileal bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Her postoperative course was marked with many of the complications of this type of surgery. In addition, tender, erythematous nodules developed on her legs and abdomen that were grossly and microscopically consistent with nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis. She did not have any condition or disease previously reported to be associated with nodular nonsuppurative inflammation. The nodular panniculitis in this patient appears to be a new complication of small-bowel bypass surgery.

(Arch Dermatol 115:1091-1093, 1979)

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