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Increasing attention has been drawn to the role played by diuretics in the pathogenesis of gout, particularly in the elderly. We describe an elderly woman presenting acutely with tophus formation mimicking infection, in whom diuretic therapy was responsible for her disease. Her presentation with acutely inflamed tophi without any history of joint involvement, only 3 months after starting treatment, was highly unusual.

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of rheumatology

Publication Date

04/1985

Volume

12

Pages

376 - 377

Keywords

Humans, Gout, Furosemide, Uric Acid, Diuretics, Aged, Female, Heart Failure