Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
On-line version ISSN 1561-3194
LOPEZ VAZQUEZ, Nelson M and GONZALEZ PEREZ, Surama. Chronic Tophaceous Gout: A case presentation, Internal Medicine Service. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.2, pp. 198-203. ISSN 1561-3194.
The present study is a case presentation admitted at Internal Medicine Service in Abel Santamaría Cuadrado Provincial Hospital in September 2007 with a diagnosis of chronic tophaceous gout. This patient presented an invalid arthritis and the presence of tophos with large dimensions provoking the articular ankylosis and significant malformations being interesting semiologically to pregraduate and postgraduate students as well as the medical staff in general because it is hard to find out patients with manifestations found in the physical examination at present due to the quickness of diagnosis and systematicity of the treatment.
Keywords : Tophaceous Gout; Invalidating Arthritis; Articular Ankylosis; Tophos.