False-negative dual-energy computed tomography in a patient with acute gout

Katrina N. Glazebrook, Sanjeev Kakar, Cristiane M. Ida, Javier A. Laurini, Kevin G. Moder, Shuai Leng

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Gout is a painful inflammatory arthropathy caused by crystallization of monosodium urate within the joints. We present the case of a patient with primary gout who had positive results of joint aspiration and synovial biopsy for monosodium urate crystals in the third metacarpophalangeal joint but false-negative results of dual-energy computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Dual-energy computed tomography
  • Gout
  • Tophaceous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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