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Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 27, Issue 10, pp 965–966 | Cite as

A rare and asymptomatic case of mitral valve tophus associated with severe gouty tophaceous arthritis

  • G. Iacobellis
  • G. IacobellisEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Gouty arthritis is characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints and soft tissues. Clinical manifestations include acute and chronic arthritis and tophaceous deposits. Chronic tophaceous gout has become less common since the introduction of the pharmacological treatment. Moreover, cardiac valve gouty tophi have been very rarely reported

Key-words

Gouty arthritis cardiac valve tophus 

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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical SciencesLa Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Nutrition Center for Human NutritionUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasItaly

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