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Medical Term:

a1-antitrypsin deficiency panniculitis

 

Definition: multiple painful subcutaneous nodules occurring in patients with severe antitrypsin deficiency; biopsies show lobular panniculitis with neutrophils and foamy histiocytes. Some patients formerly diagnosed with Weber-Christian disease show this deficiency.

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