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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 14

of 'Panniculitis: Recognition and diagnosis'

Cold panniculitis.
Quesada-Cortés A, Campos-Muñoz L, Díaz-Díaz RM, Casado-Jiménez M
Dermatol Clin. 2008 Oct;26(4):485-9, vii.
Cold panniculitis has been described in children and young women following cold exposure. Histopathologically, cold panniculitis shows a mostly lobular panniculitis, which consists of an infiltrate of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the fat lobules. Usually, the dermis shows a superficial and deep perivascular infiltrate mostly composed of lymphocytes, with no vasculitis. Inflammation is most intense at the dermal-subcutaneous junction. Differential diagnosis of cold panniculitis should be established with subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn, sclerema neonatorum, poststeroid panniculitis, chilblains, and frostbites.
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Universidad Autónoma, Paseo La Castellana, No. 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain. aliciaqc@hotmail.com