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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Geriatrics and Gerontology