The gout diagnosis.

  • Robin K. Dore
  • Published 2008 in Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Synovial fluid aspiration and analysis is the gold standard for making the diagnosis of gout but is not always performed when indicated in clinical practice. In clinical situations when joint aspiration simply cannot be performed, a presumptive (or clinical) diagnosis of gout may be made in consultation with published recommendations and criteria from… CONTINUE READING