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A disorder of uric acid metabolism. Predisposing factors are: older age, kidney disease, diet, use of certain medications (cyclosporine, thiazide diuretics, low-dose aspirin).

 

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Doctor Visits for Gout Almost Triple in Two Decades
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. More »
Differing Views on Imaging Gout
ACR2013: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) proves a much clearer picture in complicated cases where gout may be challenging to diagnose. More »
Urate Crystals Discovered Lurking in Osteoarthritic Knees
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. More »
Pegloticase May Resolve Multiple Tophi in Chronic Gout
Pegloticase may reduce or eradicate the urate crystal mass in painful gout tophi, according to phase 3 trial results. More »
Recently Painful Longstanding Lesion on Thumb
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? More »
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PatientResources

What is Gout?
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Arthritis Foundation

 

Gout: Your Orthopedic Connection
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