The simultaneous occurrence of septic arthritis and gout is quite uncommon. We describe patient with chronic gout who developed pneumococcal pneumonia. Twenty-four hours later, his previously involved joints became acutely inflamed and were found to contain both pneumococcal organisms and monosodium urate crystals intracellularly. The mechanisms which may confer upon a gouty joint selective resistance or susceptibility to colonization by a blood borne organism are discussed. Septic arthritis must remain a consideration in patients with chronic gouty arthritis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy