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J R Soc Med. 1995 December; 88(12): 713p–715p.
PMCID: PMC1295425

Development of a 'Charcot-like joint' in tophaceous gout.

Abstract

We report an unusually severe case of ulcerating tophaceous gout in which inflammation due to gout, infection and excessive alcohol intake resulted in complete destruction of an ankle joint.

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