Studies on the interaction of rheumatoid factor with monosodium urate crystals and case report of coexistent tophaceous gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Gordon1985StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the interaction of rheumatoid factor with monosodium urate crystals and case report of coexistent tophaceous gout and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Tom Paul Gordon and M. J. Ahern and Carol Reid and Peter Roberts-Thomson},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={384-9}
}
Gout and classical rheumatoid arthritis rarely coexist. We report a patient with strong evidence for both these diseases. Possible reasons for the negative correlation between these diseases are summarised. One hypothesis suggests inhibition of surface activity of monosodium urate crystals (MSU) by binding of rheumatoid factor (RF). This was studied with a… CONTINUE READING