Public Health and Primary CareCASE REPORT

Tophaceous Gout in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Damon L. Baker, DO; Jeffrey S. Stroup, PharmD; and Carrie Ann Gilstrap, DO
Notes and Affiliations
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Received: January 22, 2007

Accepted: April 5, 2007

Published: December 1, 2007

J Osteopath Med; 107(12): 554-556

Chronic gout and rheumatoid arthritis are common medical manifestations with debilitating effects on patients. However, these conditions are not typically identified concomitantly and can be hard to distinguish from one another. We report a rare case of a 50-year-old white woman with a history of chronic gout and rheumatoid arthritis who presented with intradermal tophaceous gout. Physical examination and laboratory results are described.

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