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Gouty arthritis in the adult.
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PMID:  3051096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gouty arthritis, a crystal induced arthropathy, occurs as a result of monosodium urate precipitation in joint fluid, synovium, and soft tissues. The underlying abnormality is due to an imbalance in uric acid metabolism. Adult males are most commonly affected. Most of the affected females are postmenopausal, when the serum uric acid levels in women approach those in men. Characteristic radiographic findings include soft tissue tophi, punched out erosions with sclerotic margins, monoarticular or asymmetric polyarticular joint involvement, and relative preservation of joint space. Although the radiographic changes are quite characteristic, they occur only late in the course of the disease, after many years of clinical symptoms.
R Cornelius; H J Schneider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0033-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-21     Completed Date:  1988-11-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1267-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Gouty* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Philippines / ethnology
United States

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