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Gout

Preliminary Diagnosis: Gout I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Plain radiographs II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of gout. Advantages Clearly visualizes dense gouty tophi and osseous erosions Clearly visualizes overhanging cortical edges and juxtaarticular erosions extending perpendicularly from the underlying boneContinue Reading Disadvantages Radiographs often normal…
Hospital Medicine

Gout

I. What every physician needs to know. Gout is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by supersaturation of uric acid in the serum (hyperuricemia) accompanied by attacks of acute, markedly painful monoarticular or polyarticular joint inflammation. Humans lack the enzyme uricase (breaks down uric acid into allantoin); consequently, our serum uric acid levels are close to the…
Rheumatology

Serum Uric Acid Levels Associated With Gout Risk

High serum uric acid levels are associated with a high risk of new-onset gout and gout recurrence, while lowering SUA levels can significantly reduce incident and recurrent gout.
Imaging

Gout

Does this patient have Gout? Gout is a disease resulting from deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the joints and connective soft-tissues in the setting of sustained hyperuricemia (serum uric acid >6.8 mg/dL). Classically, the initial manifestation of gout is acute monoarthritis characterized with abrupt onset of exquisite pain and swelling of the joint…
Arthritis

CKD May Be Risk Factor For Gout

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.
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