Affecting legs and feet mostly, it causes tender inflamed lumps under the skin caused by inflammation of subcutaneous fat.
It causes redness, inflammation, edema, joint pains, and abdominal pains.
Once Secondary causes excluded, then this can be the diagnosis.
No definitive treatment is available. However, steroids are used for flare-ups. Pain killers like Diclofenac for pain. Spontaneous remission is also known. Other drugs not proven which are used include hydroxychloroquine, azathioprine, thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, tetracycline, cyclosporin, mycophenolate, and clofazimine.
This disease is known for recurrence and any organ involvement like heart or intestines may lead to an early death.