Diagnosis and management of gout.

  title={Diagnosis and management of gout.},
  author={John R. Pittman and Michael H Bross},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1799-806, 1810}
Gout is a disease resulting from the deposition of urate crystals caused by the overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid. The disease is often, but not always, associated with elevated serum uric acid levels. Clinical manifestations include acute and chronic arthritis, tophi, interstitial renal disease and uric acid nephrolithiasis. The diagnosis is based on the identification of uric acid crystals in joints, tissues or body fluids. Treatment goals include termination of the acute attack… CONTINUE READING
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