1999, Number 4
An Med Asoc Med Hosp ABC 1999; 44 (4)
Rangel SF, López OA, Canoso AJJ
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ABSTRACTWe report the case of three young patients who presented with podagra and had clinical, laboratory, and radiographic features of basic calcium crystal disease. Two of the patients were women; 2/2 had normal serum uric acid levels, and 3/3 had amorphous calcific deposits in the inflammed area. In one patient the aspirated material was amorphous and lacked monosodium urate or calcium pyrophosphate crystals. The cases are discussed in the broader context of conditions that feature podagra.