Saturday, August 2, 2008

UNUSUAL PRESENTATIONS OF GOUT

Gout may mimic conditions as diverse as:
1) Joint and soft tissue infections,
2) Skin malignancies,
3) Nerve compression syndromes and
4) Soft tissue tumors.
Upper limb involvement is unusual in gout. But cases of gout in the hand and wrist masquerading as a soft tissue tumor, nodular extensor tenosynovitis, septic arthritis of the wrist and acute and chronic median nerve compression are also reported.

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