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Here: 5 questions that test your knowledge of gout, psoriasis, COPD, and dermatologic lesions.

Why are gout patients seeking treatment from their healthcare providers at three times the rate they were in the later 20th century? Researchers suggest that better disease awareness and an aging population may hold the answers.

ACR2013: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) proves a much clearer picture in complicated cases where gout may be challenging to diagnose.

ACR2013: Urate crystals turned up in dual-energy CT and pathology studies of OA patients never diagnosed with gout who came to the Mayo Clinic for knee replacement, raising intriguing questions.

Pegloticase may reduce or eradicate the urate crystal mass in painful gout tophi, according to phase 3 trial results.

This isolated white lesion was innocuously present for many years before it began to bother him, and the man has no other informative symptoms to report. What do you make of it?

Internists gain some guidance on identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and why they should work with rheumatologists. Meanwhile, two UK studies outline paths to successful gout treatment and lower mortality rates after hip replacement surgery. Finally, the use of imaging, including ultrasound, are refined for diagnosing sarcoidosis.

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