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2022 Jun 30

Semin Arthritis Rheum


Monosodium urate deposition in the lumbosacral spine of patients with gout compared with non-gout controls: A dual-energy CT study.


Toprover M, Mechlin M, Fields T, Oh C, Becce F, Pillinger MH
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2022 Jun 30; 56:152064.
PMID: 35803060.


Gout is the most common cause of inflammatory arthritis in adults. Gout predominantly affects the peripheral joints, but an increasing number of published cases report gout affecting the spine. We used dual-energy CT (DECT) to assess the prevalence of monosodium urate (MSU) deposition in the spine of gout patients compared to controls, and to investigate whether gout or spinal MSU deposition is associated with low back pain.