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what are some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?

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See below: An acute attack of gout will usually cause a very painful, swollen and red joint. Common areas for gout are the big toe, elbow, knee. It can be confirmed by draining joint fluid and looking under a microscope for uric acid crystals. Treated with antiinflamamtories and joint rest. In between attacks, many people go on medicine to keep their uric acid levels low. Seen frequently in diabetics.
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Pain and swelling in a joint, usually big toe
May 13, 2012

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