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What is Panniculitis?

What is Panniculitis?

Panniculitis is inflammation of fat under the skin. It results in small inflamed nodules appearing on the surface of the skin. What is the Cause? There are many possible causes including :*  Post-injection *  Trauma*  Local impairment of blood supply (ischaemia)*  Immune disorders*  Bacterial or fungal infections - may be secondary invaders*  Idiopathic - sterile panniculitis What Breeds does it commonly affect? Dachshunds are more often affected than other breeds. Sterile pedal panniculitis is reported to occur in German Shepherd Dogs. There is no age or sex predisposition.What are the signs? Reddened (erythematous), firm, painful nodules in the skin. Usually...

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