Spinal gout mimicking osteomyelitis


In this week’s MJA rheumatologists from Townsville Hospital in Queensland present the case of a 41-year-old man with a history of gout with severe thoracic back pain and fevers that caused him to be bed-bound for a week. An MRI of the spine (below) revealed a lytic lesion on the T1 spinous process with inflammatory ...


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