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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 5658039, 3 pages
Case Report

Mesenteric Panniculitis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Etiology in a Patient with History of Abdominal Surgery

1Internal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA
2Infectious Disease, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA
3Rheumatology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Christopher P. Irwin; moc.liamg@uvw2niwric

Received 19 August 2017; Accepted 30 November 2017; Published 29 January 2018

Academic Editor: Yucel Ustundag

Copyright © 2018 Christopher P. Irwin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mesenteric panniculitis is characterized by nonspecific fibrous inflammation of the small bowel mesentery, appendix, and mesoappendix. Clinical course is usually benign and outcome is favorable. We report a case of mesenteric panniculitis presenting as fever of unknown etiology in a patient with history of abdominal surgery.