alexa Characterization of gout in a skeletal population sample: presumptive diagnosis in a Micronesian population.

Journal of Primatology

Author(s): Rothschild BM, Heathcote GM

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Abstract Characterization of the nature and skeletal distribution of gout was accomplished in a Chamoru (Chamorros) population with predilection to the disease. Uniform excavation by the gouty diathesis produces a punched-out appearance to these predominantly monarticular lesions. The lesion is distinct from that seen in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, or infection. Reactive new bone formation in some gouty lesions also has an apparently unique, ivory-like discoloration (contrasted with the adjacent bone), which facilitates diagnosis. This article was published in Am J Phys Anthropol and referenced in Journal of Primatology

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