Tophus

What is Tophus?

A tophus is a deposit of monosodium urate crystals in people with longstanding high levels of uric acid in the blood. Tophi are pathognomonic for the disease gout. Most people with tophi have had previous attacks of acute arthritis, eventually leading to the formation of tophi.

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what can cause small lumos on my finger joints and one on my thumb that actually is red and broken skin? thank you

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Seems to be skin abrasions

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can uric acid crystals form hard bumbs under your skin

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Hello and thanks for the query.
Uric acid crystals form  when the concentration of uric acid increases beyond it’s saturation point.These urate...

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can gout cause discomfort under right side rib cage... liver enzymes fine cbc numbers fine (billirubin 1.0, albunim 5.1, slightly dehydrated blood...

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Hello. I'm Dr. Christensen.
I can understand your concern about this right rib and abdominal pain. Occasionally, people with untreated gout...

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what can cause small lumos on my finger joints and one on my thumb that actually is red and broken skin? thank you

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