A case of naturally evolving gout in an elderly man

Nicola Veronese, Enzo Manzato, Marco Mosele, Francesco Bolzetta, Nicola Veronese, Valter Giantin, Giuseppe Sergi

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Abstract

Gout is a common disorder in adults that can lead to severe organ decline, disability and impaired quality of life due to the formation of periarticular tophi. We report a case of massive tophaceous gout in a 78-year-old man with a 16-year-long history of untreated disease. The patient gradually became disabled, his renal function deteriorated, and he finally died of sepsis. Our case demonstrates that chronic gout not only affects the joints, but is also associated with organ function decline and can, even nowadays, lead to death. © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-498
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume55
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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