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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Pancreatic Panniculitis / Subcutaneous Nodular Fat Necrosis?

Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare type of inflammation of the deepest fat layer of the skin, causing cell death. The exact cause is unknown, but it could be due to an excess of enzymes produced by the pancreas as a result of pancreatic disease.

Typical Symptoms of Pancreatic Panniculitis / Subcutaneous Nodular Fat Necrosis

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

  • Fever

  • Greasy stools that float, associated with problems with digestion

  • Pain over the sides of my abdomen

  • Abdominal pain

  • Joint pain

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Pancreatic Panniculitis / Subcutaneous Nodular Fat Necrosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have pain in the lower left abdomen?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are your stools greasy and smelly?

  • Do you have pain on your side?

Treatmentof Pancreatic Panniculitis / Subcutaneous Nodular Fat Necrosis

Treating pancreatic panniculitis involves addressing the underlying pancreatic disease, which may require surgical or medical management. The lesions typically heal on their own afterward.

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References

  • Madarasingha NP, Satgurunathan K, Fernando R. Pancreatic panniculitis: A rare form of panniculitis. Dermatol Online J. 2009 Mar 15;15(3):17. PMID: 19379661.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19379661/

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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