Idiopathic lobular panniculitis with specific pleural involvement

N Kumagai-Kurata, H Kunitoh, M Nagamine-Nishizawa, K Watanbe, N Nakamura
European Respiratory Journal 1995, 8 (9): 1613-5
A 19 year old man presented with fever and left pleural effusion. Biopsy of a subcutaneous nodule and bone marrow led to the diagnosis of idiopathic lobular panniculitis (Weber-Christian disease). Thoracoscopically guided biopsy of the visceral pleura also revealed panniculitis change in the pleural adipose tissue.

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