THE MERCK MANUAL HOME HEALTH HANDBOOKmultimedia

Return to Topic

  • Gout
  • Gout Crystals

    Photo size: small | high

    Gout Crystals

    A sample of joint fluid viewed under a microscope with polarized light shows the presence of yellow needle-shaped uric acid crystals, which indicate gout.

    By permission of the publisher. From Myers S: Atlas of Rheumatology. Edited by G Hunder. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2005.

    Audio
    Photographs
    Videos