urate crystal

urate crystal

A needle-shaped water-soluble crystal of precipitated uric acid, which measures 2–8 µm long, present in macrophages or freely floating in synovial fluid in Pts with gout. See Gout.
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In patients with gout, sodium urate crystal deposition can occur in subcutaneous tissues.
Colchicine administration has blocked CappD-crystal and urate crystal activated inflammation.
In this article, we report a chronic gout patient with serious CTS secondary to monosodium urate crystal deposit diagnosed by DECT.
Urate crystal deposition in the kidney is the most common and can present as acute uric acid nephropathy, chronic urate nephropathy, or uric acid nephrolithiasis.
Commenting on how the vitamin may be protecting against gout, the researchers noted that vitamin C may reduce levels of uric acid in the blood thereby preventing the formation of the urate crystal.
Gout is a clinical disorder resulting from urate crystal deposition.
Now we know that initial crystals form on collagen fibers (and perhaps other fibers), and that urate crystal formation in joint cartilage, tendons, and ligaments is highly structured," says Dr.
A role of IgM antibodies in monosodium urate crystal formation and associated adjuvanticity.
Gout is one of the most common forms of inflammatory arthritis characterized by the crystallization of uric acid (monosodium urate crystal deposition) within the joints.