An 85 year old man with a longstanding history of non-tophaceous gout developed a single large tophus, unassociated with inflammation, on his paretic leg over a six week period following an acute hemiplegia. The rapidity of tophus formation, its localisation to the paretic limb, and the apparent blunting of the acute inflammatory response represent a previously unreported interaction between gout and neurological deficit.
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