ALFRED O. LUDWIG; GRANVILLE A. BENNETT; WALTER BAUER, F.A.C.P.
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Ankylosis may occur in gout. Such ankylosis results because of monosodium urate deposits in the articular tissues. The presence or absence of ankylosis in gout is dependent upon the extent of the urate deposition, its location and the reaction of tissues involved. Ankylosis in gout, however, is rare. When it does occur, it is usually limited to one or two joints, most commonly the small joints of an individual 40 or more years of age, who has been the victim of gout for a long period of years.1, 2, 3, 4 Most of the references concerning ankylosis in gout are
LUDWIG AO, BENNETT GA, BAUER W. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: A RARE MANIFESTATION OF GOUT; WIDESPREAD ANKYLOSIS SIMULATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1248–1276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-7-1248
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(7):1248-1276.
Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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