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Arch Hellen Med, 31(2), March-April 2014, 218-220


Giant tophus in the course of gout, with a good response to infliximab

A. Chiriac,1 A.E. Chiriac,2 L. Foia,2 T. Pinteala,2 P. Brzezinski3
1Department of Dermatology, Nicolina Medical Center, Iasi, Romania
2University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T. Popa", Iasi, Romania
3Department of Dermatology, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka, Poland

A 76-year-old woman was referred for investigation of a large tumor on the left elbow that had first appeared more than 10 years earlier, with small firm yellow nodules on proximal and distal interphalangeal joints, which proved to be a manifestation of classic gout. Infliximab treatment resulted in marked clinical improvement.

Key words: Biological therapy, Gout, Infliximab, Metabolic disease.

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