Axial crystal arthropathy mimicking facet joint septic arthritis with epidural abscess

Hannah Poole, Amy Crowe and John Daffy
Med J Aust 2023; 218 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51891
Published online: 17 April 2023

A 78‐year‐old man with hypertension, dyslipidaemia, hypothyroidism and gout presented with two weeks of migratory polyarthritis and fever. His previous attacks of gout occurred biannually, affected his fifth toe only, and were managed with short courses of colchicine. He was not receiving urate‐lowering therapy and did not have renal impairment.

  • 1 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 St Vincent's Pathology, Melbourne, VIC


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