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Gout: HELP
Articles by Mazin Khalid
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Mazin Khalid wrote the following article about Gout.
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1 Unspecified Spinal gout causing reversible quadriparesis: a case report and literature review. 2018

Kaler, Jaspreet / Mukhtar, Osama / Khalid, Mazin / Thapa, Shivani / Kaler, Ravinder / Ting, Brandon / Gayam, Vijay. ·Department of Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA. · Caribbean Medical University, Curacao, Curacao. · Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Curacao. ·J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect · Pubmed #29915646.

ABSTRACT: Gout commonly affects peripheral joints and is rarely found in axial joints, such as the spine and sacroiliac joints. We report a case of a patient that presented with quadriparesis who was empirically treated for spinal gout and a review of relevant literature. A 77-year-old male presented with new-onset quadriparesis that developed over 3 days. MRI imaging was suggestive of tophaceous gout of the cervical spine, but our patient refused a spinal biopsy. He was empirically treated with high-dose steroids and his upper and lower extremities weakness started improving within 3 days and resolved completely. Although spinal gout is uncommon, this case indirectly suggests that gout should be kept as a differential diagnosis when faced with back pain or quadriparesis. This case implies that empiric treatment should be considered when radiographic evidence is suggestive of tophaceous gout of the spine.