Panniculitis – Gout

April 7th, 2013

Gouty Panniculitis is a skin disorder that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Uric acid crystals deposit in the subcutaneous tissue in patients who have gout resulting in inflammation and pain.  Treatment involves the lowering of the uric acid levels through the use of colchicine or allopurinol.