Weber-Christian disease

Weber-Christian disease or Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease or idiopathic relapsing febrile nodular non-suppurative panniculitis was initially defined as a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology affecting subcutaneous adipose tissue inter alia .

However, the understanding of lobular panniculitis has expanded and cases that were once diagnosed in the "water basket" of “Weber-Christian” disease are with modern histology and immunopathology recognized to be clearly definable and separate entities comprising:

Most authors suggest the term abandoned or even buried .