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J R Soc Med. 1996 February; 89(2): 105P–106P.
PMCID: PMC1295672

Recurrent panniculitis as the first clinical manifestation of recurrent acute pancreatitis secondary to cholelithiasis.


A case of recurrent panniculitis in the legs as the first clinical manifestation of recurrent acute pancreatitis secondary to cholelithiasis is described in a 59-year-old Caucasian woman.

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