Medical Must-See: Suspected septic arthritis masks unique case of gout

The patient's history included biannual gout attacks that only affected his fifth toe.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Australian doctors have reported an unusual case of mimicry — suspected septic arthritis that turned out to be the first reported incidence of axial crystal arthropathy.

Their 78-year-old patient presented to St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne with a fever, worsening back pain, lower limb weakness and new urinary incontinence.