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Gouty panniculitis in a 68-year-old man: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20465696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Gouty panniculitis is a very rare disease. To date, only eight patients have been reported. In each case, time to diagnosis was lengthy. We describe a 68-year-old man with a 6-month history of tender, erythematous plaques and nodules involving the anterior aspects of the legs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Histologic examination led to the diagnosis of gouty panniculitis. CONCLUSION: Review of the literature and the present case suggests that hyperuricemia is a necessary but probably not sufficient condition for gouty panniculitis. Why gouty panniculitis very seldom arises as a manifestation of gout is puzzling. In almost all reported patients, uricostatic or uricosuric therapy leads to clinical improvement of the disease.
T Weberschock; P Gholam; W Hartschuh; M Hartmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  410-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Gout / complications*,  pathology
Panniculitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology

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