Clinical Research Study for those suffering from tophaceous gout.

If you suffer from tophaceous gout may qualify for a clinical research study.

  • Gout is a very common form of inflammatory arthritis.
  • Gout is caused by chronically elevated uric acid and can result in urate crystals forming in and around the joints.
  • The masses of these crystals at the joints can form tophi and often looking like swollen nodules

About the Clinical Research Study:

 Study participants who qualify will receive at NO COST:

  • Outpatient, study-related care that includes a CT scan of the tophi on the hands, feet, or knees where applicable.
  • Compensation for study-related time and reimbursement for travel. 


If you are interested in taking part in this study, we are searching for people who:

  • Are 18 to 75 years of age
  • Have a history of gout and have at least one tophi located on the hands/wrists and/or feet/ankles.

*There are other criteria that you will need to meet to qualify, which the study team will discuss with you.