Disseminated gouty panniculitis: an unusual presentation of extensive cutaneous tophi
Citation: Pattanaprichakul P, Bunyaratavej S, McLain PM, Vorothai S. Disseminated gouty panniculitis: an unusual presentation of extensive cutaneous tophi. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014;4(4):5. http://dx.doi.org/10.5826/dpc.0404a05
Received: August 15, 2014; Accepted: September 19, 2014; Published: October 31, 2014
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Corresponding author: Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, 2 Prannok Rd, Siriraj, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand. Tel. +662.419.7000, ext 4332-3; Fax. +662.411.5031. Email: email@example.com
Gouty panniculitis is a rare cutaneous illness characterized by the deposition of subcutaneous monosodium urate crystals with lobular panniculitis. Only a small number of cases with gouty panniculitis have been reported in the literature with unclear pathogenesis. In this article, we present a case of disseminated gouty panniculitis in the patient who had never been diagnosed of gout but revealed significant hyperuricemia at the time of diagnosis.