Critical limb ischemia misdiagnosed as gout

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94 year old female, worsening right toe and foot pain. Seen by primary care and diagnosed as having gout. The clinical findings of critical limb ischemia - dry scaly skin, nail changes, absent pulses and a punched out ulcer on the 2nd toe - were ignored. Popliteal artery occlusion treated with atherectomy.

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