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Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2018 Sep 27;5(9):000926. doi: 10.12890/2018_000926. eCollection 2018.

Chronic Miliarial Gout Associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Very Rare Clinical Presentation.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemiţanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
2
Laboratory of Immunology, Institute of Oncology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
3
Department of Family Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemiţanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Abstract

This case report describes an unusual form of gout, called miliarial gout, in association with carpal tunnel syndrome in a 54-year-old woman. Miliarial gout was first described in 2007 and is a very rare presentation of chronic tophaceous gout. The latter condition can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, but this association has not previously been described in association with miliarial gout. In addition, the authors discuss the use of the parsimony principle in internal medicine whereby a single cause is first sought for different symptoms presenting at the same time.

LEARNING POINTS:

Miliarial gout, a form of chronic tophaceous gout, is a very rare clinical presentation of the disease.Patients with miliarial gout, despite subcutaneous nodules, may present with other organ involvement.Carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with gout may be caused by monosodium urate crystal deposition.

KEYWORDS:

Gout; carpal tunnel syndrome; miliary gout

Conflict of interest statement

Conflicts of Interests: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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