Transepidermal elimination of urate-like crystals: a new perforating disorder?
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 141, Issue 2, pages 310–314, August 1999
How to Cite
Lucke, Fallowfield, Evans, Lowe and Mackie (1999), Transepidermal elimination of urate-like crystals: a new perforating disorder?. British Journal of Dermatology, 141: 310–314. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.1999.02983.x
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
- Cited By
- birefringent needle-shaped crystals;
- transepidermal elimination;
- transient perforating disorder;
- urate-like crystals
We report two men who developed a transient perforating disorder characterized by transepidermal elimination of negatively birefringent needle-shaped crystals similar to monosodium urate. This striking clinical presentation has not previously been described and we propose that it be added to the group of diseases known as the primary perforating disorders.