A Case Report of Refractory Gout: Efficacy of High-Dose Anti-IL1r Treatment

Leila A. Cardoso, Joao Pedro Abreu, Yenny Anzola, Susan Foreid, Isabel Almeida, Antonio Marinho, Fatima Farinha


Gout is an inflammatory disease characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in joints and other tissues. In a significant portion of patients, hyperuricemia is part of the metabolic syndrome; therefore, secondary causes of gout should be looked for and treated. The authors present a case of a persistent and refractory gout, despite standard therapeutics, leading to the need to explore a new pharmacological approach - anti-IL1r.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(4):124-126
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2790w


Gout; Monosodium urate Crystals; Metabolic syndrome; Anakinra

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