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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:7331

First Online: 06 July 2009Received: 11 November 2008Accepted: 29 January 2009DOI: 10.4076-1752-1947-3-7331

Cite this article as: Chee, C. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 7331. doi:10.4076-1752-1947-3-7331

Abstract

IntroductionPanniculitis is a rare manifestation of pancreatic disease. Rarer still is the association of panniculitis, pancreatitic disease and polyarthritis. A literature search revealed less than five cases of pancreatic panniculitis associated with pancreatic tumour and polyarthritis.

Case presentationAn 84-year-old Caucasian man presented with epigastric pain, weight loss, polyarthritis and multiple discharging nodules. A computed tomography scan revealed a mass in the head of the pancreas. Histology of the cutaneous lesions confirmed the diagnosis of pancreatic panniculitis.

ConclusionPancreatic panniculitis can clinically present in many ways to clinicians across a broad scope of specialties. Knowledge and understanding of the association between panniculitis and polyarthritis with pancreatic disease may aid rapid diagnosis and management.

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Author: Carolyn Chee

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