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July 13, 1970

Thalassemia and Gouty Arthritis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital, the Chicago Medical School, and the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, Chicago.

JAMA. 1970;213(2):296-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170280054019

The appearance of gouty arthritis in thalassemia is very rare. Thalassemia associated with gouty arthritis occurred in two Negroes. The unusual findings include long survival, thalassemia syndrome in the Negro race, and appearance of tophaceous gout in one patient.