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[A several-week history of inflammatory changes in the right foot and right hand of a 57-year-old male patient]

M Von Lucadou, Carol Strahm, S Potz, Andreas Toepfer, M Weber, Z Passavanti & T Neumann

abstract Metastatic fat necrosis due to inflammatory or neoplastic pancreatic diseases is rare. This phenomenon is attributed to systemic effects of pancreatic enzymes. Depending on the sites of fat necrosis, a number of different diseases may be mimicked, leading to incorrect diagnosis and therapies. Many case reports describe the phenomenon of skin, joint and bone manifestations of fat necrosis under the acronym PPP (pancreatic, panniculits, polyarthritis) syndrome. The management of "autodigestion" primarily consists of treating the underlying pancreatic disease.
   
citation von Lucadou M, Strahm C, Potz S, Toepfer A, Weber M, Passavanti Z, Neumann T. [A several-week history of inflammatory changes in the right foot and right hand of a 57-year-old male patient]. Internist (Berl) 2020;.
   
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
date of publishing 18-12-2020
journal title Internist (Berl)
ISSN electronic 1432-1289
PubMed 33337524
DOI 10.1007/s00108-020-00921-x