Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Other dermatoses
Lipogranulomatosis subcutanea of Rothmann and Makai

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 July 2016, last major update August 2011

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Definition / General
  • Subcutaneous nodules on the trunk and extremities which undergo spontaneous involution, and are not associated with systemic symptoms
Treatment
  • No effective treatment
Micro Description
  • Lipogranulomas of subcutis, but not in crops
Differential Diagnosis
  • Weber-Christian disease: appears in crops; associated with fever and malaise