Involvement of the Spine in Gout

A Case Report1
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In a case of gouty arthritis, narrowing of the intervertebral disk space at C3–4 was observed, together with end-plate erosion and erosive changes in the odontoid process. These findings were strikingly similar to the radiographic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. The patient had a 15-year history of clinical gout before he presented with acute cervical pain.

Article History

Accepted: Dec 1971
Published in print: May 1972