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Related to tophaceous gout: colchicine
gout in which deposits of uric acid and urates occur as gouty tophi adjacent to the affected joint.
Etymology: L, tufa, porous rock
a form of purine metabolism disorder characterized by formation of chalky deposits of sodium biurate under the skin and in the joints. If untreated, the deposits may eventually destroy the involved joints.
to·pha·ceous gout(tō-fā'shŭs gowt)
The condition in which deposits of uric acid and urates occur as gouty tophi.
Gout marked by the development of tophi (deposits of sodium urate) in the joints and in the external ear.
See also: gout