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What is gout??

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Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Uric acid in a joint

Gout is a chronic disease caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints.
This deposition causes acute episodes of joint swelling, redness, and pain, which can last for several days before it resolves on its own. Gout usually affects the great toe, but if left untreated, can affect other joints in the body.

In brief: Uric acid in a joint

Gout is a chronic disease caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints.
This deposition causes acute episodes of joint swelling, redness, and pain, which can last for several days before it resolves on its own. Gout usually affects the great toe, but if left untreated, can affect other joints in the body.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Uric acid stones are also considered manifestations of gout.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Gout is arthritis or kidney stone caused by uric acid crystals.
The arthritis causes intense pain and swelling often involving the base of the big toe.

In brief: See details

Gout is arthritis or kidney stone caused by uric acid crystals.
The arthritis causes intense pain and swelling often involving the base of the big toe.
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