PriMera Scientific Surgical Research and Practice (ISSN: 2836-0028)


Volume 1 Issue 2

Erosive Polyarticular Gout is not an Uncommon Entity if Left Untreated

Ritasman Baisya*

February 12, 2023


Gout, a common type of crystal arthropathy, predominantly present with episodic, acute, asymmetric, lower limb predominant arthritis, often starts from the first meta-tarso-phalangeal joint. But polyarticular symmetric hand joint involvement is also commonly found in clinical practice, predominantly in chronic untreated or inadequately treated cases. Here we present clinical images of two gout patients’ hands with deforming inflammatory polyarthritis of hand joints, multiple subcutaneous tophi, with few shows chalky like discharge and superficial ulceration. Both patients were old male with chronic disease courses and inadequately treated. Early diagnosis with adequate treatment, lifestyle modification can prevent this debilitating condition and patients suffering..