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Table 1 Summary of articles describing musculoskeletal tissues in gout

From: The anatomical pathology of gout: a systematic literature review

Tissue involvement Macroscopic appearances Light microscopic appearances Immunohistochemistry study Electron microscopy appearances
Synovium 16 34 3 3
Bone 83 103 2 0
Cartilage 12 10 1 0
Skin 22 78 0 0
Tendon and ligament 45 36 1 0
Joint capsule 1 3 0 0
Muscle 4 3 0 0
Bursa 4 2 0 0
Meniscus 1 1 0 0
Carpal tunnel 21 13 0 0
Spine 63 68 0 0