popsicle panniculitis

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popsicle panniculitis 

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popsicle panniculitis


A rare condition characterised by inflammation of adipose tissue due to localised–intraoral–exposure to cold, first described in a young child after ingesting a “popsicle”*; the reaction is attributed to the more saturated nature of fats in children 

*A licked frozen snack treat

Synonym Cold panniculitis

Reference NEJM 1970; 282:966cr 

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