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a pathology or abnormality of a joint

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Roentgenographic changes in gouty arthropathy are not sufficiently sensitive and specific for the diagnosis.
However, if the patient has moderate tophaceous gout or chronic gouty arthropathy, it's appropriate to place the patient on pegloticase (Krystexxa) while discontinuing all other urate-lowering agents.
The clinical manifestations of gout (acute gouty arthritis, gouty arthropathy, chronic tophaceous gout, uric acid urolithiasis, and gouty nephropathy) result from deposition of monosodium urate or uric acid crystals from supersaturated body fluids.
Early gout rarely resembles RA, but erosive gouty arthropathy, particularly when accompanied by tophi resembling rheumatoid nodules, can mimic RA.