High-frequency ultrasound features in a case of gouty panniculitis

Dermatol Online J. 2017 Jun 15;23(6):13030/qt33j2z14m.


Gouty panniculitis is caused by the deposition of urate crystals in the subcutaneous tissue, accompanied by a lobular panniculitis. It presents as subcutaneous nodules, most commonly located on the lower extremities. Being an unusual clinical presentation of gout, the sonographic findings of gouty panniculitis have been scarcely described in the literature. Our report describes the ultrasound features we found in a case of gouty panniculitis and the usefulness of this technique for diagnosis and monitoring of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Gout / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Panniculitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Panniculitis / etiology
  • Panniculitis / pathology
  • Ultrasonography*