Pancreatic panniculitis in a kidney transplant recipient

Cristina M. Echeverría, Lucrecia P. Fortunato, Fernando M. Stengel, Javier Laurini, Carlos Díaz

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Abstract

Background: Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare complication of pancreatic disease. Histopathologic findings are pathognomonic and may be helpful for early diagnosis. Methods: We present a female kidney transplant recipient, with systemic lupus erythematosus on immunossuppresive therapy, who developed panniculitis. Results: Histological features strongly suggested pancreatic panniculitis and this was confirmed by clinical, laboratory and image findings. Conclusion: The characteristic histologic features of pancreatic panniculitis may help to uncover undiagnosed pancreatic disease. Early therapy may avoid ensuing serious complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume40
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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