Chronic Miliarial Gout Associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Very Rare Clinical Presentation

  • Victoria Sadovici-Bobeica Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Lucia Mazur-Nicorici Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Aliona Nicorici Laboratory of Immunology, Institute of Oncology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Virginia Salaru Department of Family Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Natalia Loghin-Oprea Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Maria Garabajiu Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Valeriu Istrati Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Minodora Mazur Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu", Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Keywords

Gout, Miliary Gout, Carpal tunnel syndrome

Abstract

This case report describes an unusual form of gout, called miliarial gout, in association with carpal tunnel syndrome in a 54-year-old woman. Miliarial gout was first described in 2007 and is a very rare presentation of chronic tophaceous gout. The latter condition can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, but this association has not previously been described in association with miliarial gout. In addition, the authors discuss the use of the parsimony principle in internal medicine whereby a single cause is first sought for different symptoms presenting at the same time.

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  • Published: 2018-08-08

    Issue: Vol 5 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Sadovici-Bobeica, V., Mazur-Nicorici, L., Nicorici, A., Salaru, V., Loghin-Oprea, N., Garabajiu, M., Istrati, V., & Mazur, M. (2018). Chronic Miliarial Gout Associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Very Rare Clinical Presentation. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5(9). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000926