Gouty tophi M10.0

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Gout node; Tophi uratici

Definition
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Multiple, yellowish, initially soft, later increasingly coarse, mostly painless nodules occurring in chronic gout due to the deposition of precipitated uric acid salts in the skin. Possible emptying of crumbly concrements through the diluted, covering surface.

Localization
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Earlobes, finger joints, Achilles tendon, bursa sacs.

Differential diagnosis
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Therapy
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Excision of disturbing tophi.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020