Gout nodulosis: Widespread subcutaneous deposits without gout

Antonio Iglesias G, Juan C. Londono, Diego L. Saaibi, Mario Peña, Humberto Lizarazo, Emilio B. Gonzalez

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Subcutaneous tophaceous deposits of monosodium urate, in the absence of arthritis, may occasionally occur as the initial manifestation of gout. In this report, we describe a 35-year-old man who presented with a 6-year history of multiple subcutaneous nodules and no history of previous articular complaints. Needle aspirations of the nodules proved them to be deposits of monosodium urate. A literature search revealed 28 other cases with a similar presentation. We propose the term 'gout nodulosis' as a clinical entity at one end of She spectrum of gout to describe this group of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis Care and Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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