MCP monoarthritis - probable gout

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Pain and swelling of the 3rd MCP joint for about 6 weeks. No history of trauma or rheumatic disease.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Capsular thickening and T2-hyperintensity, small effusion of the 3rd metacarpophalageal joint.

Case Discussion

Hyperuricaemia was found on lab studies suggesting the diagnosis of gout arthritis.

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Case information

rID: 17584
Case created: 27th Apr 2012
Last edited: 2nd Nov 2015
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