The panniculitides are a complex dermatologic entity for both dermatologists and dermatopathologists. Panniculitis is an inflammation of the subcutaneous adipose tissue and can be associated with systemic diseases. We present a case of cold panniculitis, a form of traumatic panniculitis, in a 37-year-old woman that was caused by a cold therapy unit. Panniculitis can be caused by a number of conditions, including exposure to cold. This is known as cold panniculitis. Popsicle panniculitis is a type of cold panniculitis that affects some infants 6 to 72 hours after they suck on a popsicle or ice cube.
Cold Panniculitis. It is caused by exposure to cold. It is mostly seen in obese women and children during winter. In newborns it is caused by using ice packs. A special type of cold panniculitis that develops in children after sucking Popsicle or ice is called Popsicle panniculitis.  Pancreatic Panniculitis4.8/5(26). Cold panniculitis is a panniculitis occurring after exposure to cold, most often seen in infants and young children.: 491 This condition has been described in children who suck ice or popsicles, and therefore is sometimes referred to as "popsicle panniculitis."Specialty: Rheumatology.
Cryoglobulins and cold agglutinins have not been demonstrated to be a cause of cold panniculitis in infants. 7 Severe cold exposure or predisposition to certain conditions such as cryofibrinogenemia may occur in some adult patients. Gender does not seem to be a factor in children; however, in adults, women tend to be more predisposed to cold panniculitis secondary to obesity and participation. Normal skin can respond in many ways to cold injury. Cold panniculitis is a form of traumatic panniculitis caused directly by cold exposure. Infants are more susceptible than adults to this type of disease. There are two principal types of cold panniculitis: Haxthausen's disease or popsicle panniculitis, and equestrian cold panniculitis.