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(A) Computed tomography showing an ill-defined and erosive lesion in the L4 facet joint. (B) Magnetic resonance imaging T1-weighted images showing disseminated and extensive hypointense foci on L3-5 facet joints and pedicles. (C) Magnetic resonance imaging T2 fat saturation image showing numerous hyperintense and oval masses within sacrospinal muscle. (D) Homogeneous peripheral enhancement after the intravenous administration of gadolinium for the masses. (E) Plain radiograph of tophaceous enthesopathy of the left foot. (F) Plain radiograph of tophaceous enthesopathy of the bilateral anterior inferior iliac spine, greater trochanter, and lesser trochanter. (The arrows denote the lesions.)

Tophaceous Gout of Lumbar Spine with Fever Mimicking Infection

A 56-year-old man was admitted with complaints of low back pain and fever lasting for about 2 months. He had a 10-year history of intermittent gouty arthritis in his feet, which was being treated with colchicine, with the most recent attack occurring 12 months before. Assessment On physical examination, his body temperature was 38.5°C. His […]

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Association Between Gout and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  We investigated the association between gout and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods Population-based representative insurance (outpatient and inpatient) claims data of 29,765 patients with gout and 59,530 controls without gout (1:2 case:control ratio) between 1998 and 2010 in Taiwan were identified. The association between gout and type 2 diabetes was evaluated […]

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