Author(s): Hausch R, Wilkerson M, Singh E, Reyes C, Harrington T
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Abstract Spinal gout has been reported only rarely. We describe a 59-year-old man with a history of gout, who was receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy after a renal transplant and who presented with fever and back pain. After an extensive work-up and biopsy, the diagnosis was thoracic tophaceous gout. The pain and fever responded to prednisone and allopurinol. Tophaceous gout is a rare cause of fever and back pain but should be considered in the differential diagnosis in the appropriate clinical setting.
This article was published in J Clin Rheumatol
and referenced in Journal of Neurological Disorders