Diagnosing and Treating Gout: A Review to Aid Primary Care Physicians

  title={Diagnosing and Treating Gout: A Review to Aid Primary Care Physicians},
  author={N. Schlesinger},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  pages={157 - 161}
  • N. Schlesinger
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Postgraduate Medicine
  • Abstract Generalist physicians, specifically general internists and primary care physicians, are often the first to see patients with gout and therefore play a critical role in the diagnosis and management of these patients. The aim of this review is to aid generalist physicians in diagnosing and treating gout. A case report example is presented to highlight some of the problems in diagnosing and treating gout. Practical practice points are also highlighted. 
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