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Curr Rheumatol Rev



The Role of Ultrasound in Evaluating the Effect of Urate-lowering Drugs in Gout Patients.


El-Mallah R, Ibrahim R A, El Attar EA
Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2022; 18(4):338-345.
PMID: 36268549.


Gout is one of the most common inflammatory arthritis, where identification of MSU crystals in synovial fluid is a widely used diagnostic measure. Ultrasonography has a great sensitivity in detecting signs of MSU deposits, such as tophi and double contour (DC), as mentioned in the latest gout criteria, allowing early clinical diagnosis and therapy.