ALLAN B. KIRSNER, M.D.
To the editor: My chagrin at having missed review question No. 92 in Rheumatology was tempered by Dr. Rothermich's letter of dissent in the June issue (Ann Intern Med 70:1280, 1969).
As he correctly pointed out, most rheumatologists would first think of gout rather than hemarthrosis in a patient with myocardial infarction who developed an acute joint even if the patient was anticoagulated.
The following case is presented in support of Dr. Rothermich.
Mr. John Hunter, surgeon, was in good health until the spring of 1769 when in his forty-first year he developed regular fits of gout. In early April
KIRSNER AB. The Case of J. Hunter. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:760–761. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-760_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):760-761.
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