A member asked:
can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?
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Dr. Scott Keith answered
43 years experience Podiatry
Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood.
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
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