[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
November 29, 1965

Sacroiliac Gout

Author Affiliations

From the Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch (Drs. Malawista and Seegmiller) and Section on Rheumatic Diseases, Laboratory of Experimental Pathology (Dr. Sokoloff), National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, and the Diagnostic X-ray Department, Clinical Center (Dr. Hathaway), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Dr. Malawista is now a National Institutes of Health Special Fellow, Yale-New Haven (Conn) Medical Center.

JAMA. 1965;194(9):954-956. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090220010002

One patient had acute, recurrent, sacroiliac gouty arthritis, and two others had clinically inactive, tophaceous involvement of the sacroiliac joint. In a retrospective roentgenographic study, changes characteristic of gout were found in the sacroiliac joints of seven of 95 gouty patients. Equivocal changes were found in an additional five gouty patients. Involvement was found only in patients in whom other manifestations of gout had been present for many years. Gout of the axial skeleton appears to be more frequent than is commonly thought.