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Pancreatic panniculitis: The first symptom of pancreatic carcinoma

Pancreatic panniculitis is a skin entity that is characterized by subcutaneous fat necrosis. It is commonly present in pancreatic disease. In this case, a 77-year-old woman visited the dermatology ward complaining of several persistent and painful cutaneous nodules on the left lower extremity. The nodules were itchy and warm. The nodules with time had progressed to both legs. The patient’s past medical history was non-significant. However, she was a past smoker and an alcoholic. She was habitual of drinking 14 units of alcohol per week. The patient had no history of weight loss or abdominal pain. Her family history was positive for lung cancer because both her parents had died from this disease. Whereas, she had no further family history of gastrointestinal or pancreatic disorders. Moreover, she also had a drug history of using the following medications: allopurinol, omeprazole, metoprolol, indapamide, and pravastatin. Read more about it here:

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