The Pathognomic Radiologic Features of Gout in the Fingers and Review of the Literature, Including the Latest Drug Therapy


Gout is one of the most common inflammatory arthritides that predominantly affects the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The underlying inflammatory process is elicited by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the affected joint that are termed tophi and which may in the course of chronic gout progress into subcutaneous depositions of tophi. In this case report, we present a patient (PID: 6925981) who was seen in our outpatient department with a first episode of tophaceous gout in the finger, an infrequently seen condition that mostly affects older men with long-term gout. We discuss the case in view of the current literature on diagnosis and treatment of tophaceous gout.

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M. Hossaini, E. Tetteroo, F. Slaats and A. Beumer, "The Pathognomic Radiologic Features of Gout in the Fingers and Review of the Literature, Including the Latest Drug Therapy," Open Journal of Radiology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 108-111. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2013.33017.

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