Gout and JointsBoth large and small tophi can cause joint damage1

Both urate and soft tissue components of the tophus are independently associated with bone erosion.2

X-ray of joint damage from gout in jaw

DECT scan of tophi from gout in lower spine

An image of a man with artistic overlays highlighting tophi in spine and jaw

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  1. Dalbeth N, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2009;68(8):1290-1295.
  2. Sapsford M, et al. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017;56(1):129-133.