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A 28-year-old female asked:

Pain, swelling and redness of big toe. was diagnosis w/ spider bite on big toe, no visible mark & nail didn't grow for a year after. could it have been gout?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Maybe: The picture you describe is certainly compatible with an acute gout attack. However, gout is an extremely rare disease in a premenopausal female. If it happens again, try to see a rheumatologist.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: But doubtful. Gout is pretty easy to detect especially in the big toe.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2013

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