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What can mimic gout?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Pseudogout : Cellulitis, abcess to name a couple....

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is gout?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Arthritis/Uric Acid: Gout is an inborn error of metabolism where uric acid (product of breakdown of proteins) is either over produced or under excreted by the body. When the level is high enough, the uric acid precipitates out of the body fluids and forms crystals of ua . This ususally occurs in the joints and is like ground glass in a joint. The body reacts, swells, hurts and miserable. There is treatment.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Very well stated!
Oct 4, 2012

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