Weber-Christian Disease - Symptoms

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What are other symptoms of Weber-Christian disease?

Weber-Christian disease can also cause symptoms other than in the skin, such as fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and joint pain. Occasionally, inflammation occurs in other organs of the body to cause heart, lung, kidney, liver, and/or spleen problems. Liver involvement may first cause abdominal pain. The skin symptoms provide perhaps the most important clue to the diagnosis of Weber-Christian syndrome. Overall, symptoms with this syndrome may come and go, and relapses are common.

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Comment from: tongannokie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I was diagnosed with Weber-Christian disease in 1974 when I was 16. At that time I was told only 150 cases had been recorded. I have now 40 years later, had a flare up. My right leg is almost total brown from the disease. I have just had a large red spot on my right leg, it has moved up to my knee area. It is very painful, but the red on my calf is now brown, and hard. I would love more information on this disease that has affected my life and no one seems to know anything about it.

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Comment from: normajean, Female (Patient) Published: August 07

My parents were told when I was 3 that I had Weber-Christian disease. Mine has nothing to do with my skin, when I get hit or bump into things I get knots that are real tender. In two or three days they get hard then go away. I have had it for 46 years, they said I would grow out of it but I haven't so far.

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