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My mother is 45 years old and she has pain in her knees and legs. and lab test redults showed that uric acid is 5.6 and esr is 83 per first hour. i m?

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Dr. Eric Chiang
Rheumatology 11 years experience
I would get your: mother checked out right away. Serum uric acid is never really helpful. The differential diagnosis for bilateral knees pain are broad, gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, etc. Less common will be septic joint arthritis, lyme, malignancy, etc. History and physical exam and joint tap are all essential. Hard to draw any conclusion without those.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2016

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