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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 288–289 | Cite as

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Gout

  • K. Pavithran
  • M. Thomas
Case Report

Abstract

A 53-year-old man presented with gouty arthritis. A physical examination and haematological and biochemical tests showed that he had chronic myeloid leukemia. He was treated with allopurinol, hydroxyurea and analgesics. The arthritis subsided completely within 2 weeks. He continues in haematologic remission (on interferon) with no further recurrence of the gout.

Key words:Chronic myeloid leukemia – Gout 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pavithran
    • 1
  • M. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, IndiaIndia

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