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  • n. Plural form of tophus.

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  • n. Plural of tophus.


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  • In tophaceous gout (which is marked by frequent recurrence), uric acid crystal deposits - called tophi - show up in the different tissues near the joints.

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  • These nodular concretions are called tophi or chalkstones.

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  • Symptoms include severe pain in the joints that develop within a few hours, swelling and warmth around the joint, red and shiny skin, fever and firm, white lumps beneath the skin called tophi (if you have had gout for some time).


  • Cristales en los oídos puedan formar dolorosos nódulos llamados "tophi".

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  • Bristol — a common prostitute, sir, who had got all the worst symptoms of the disorder; such as nodi, tophi, and gummata, verruca, cristoe Galli, and a serpiginous eruption, or rather a pocky itch all over her body.

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  • The hyperuricemia of gout produces deposits of small crystals of uric acid in joints which results in extreme pain, or large deposits, tophi, which results in gouty arthritis and restricted joint movement.

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  • Qui mæstos hyacinthos, et picti [Greek: anthea] tophi

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  • The treatment appears safe and efficacious, reducing the number of gout tophi and the number of swollen joints and improving pain and health-related quality of life. Home Page

  • "There is good evidence that achieving serum urate levels to less than 6 mg/dl results in freedom from acute gout attacks, and shrinkage and eventual disappearance of tophi (deposits of monosodium urate crystals in people with longstanding high levels of uric acid in the blood)," he said.

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  • It occurs when excess uric acid in the body is deposited as needle-like crystals, or tophi, in the joints or soft tissues, which cause inflammatory arthritis and can lead to gout flares typically lasting three to 10 days.

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