Ultrasonography for diagnosing atypical gout. Two case reports.

  title={Ultrasonography for diagnosing atypical gout. Two case reports.},
  author={Beno{\^i}t le Goff and J Y Berthelot and Vincent Andr{\'e} and Pascale Guillot and Yves Maugars},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={75 5},
Gout is characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals on the surface of the articular cartilage, within periarticular tissues, and within bone and skin. The diagnosis rests on identification of the crystals in joint fluid or a tophus. However, joint aspiration is not always feasible, and the presentation may be atypical. We describe two cases… CONTINUE READING