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What is a gout?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Uric acid

Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body.
A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. Gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.

In brief: Uric acid

Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body.
A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. Gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Uric acid deposits

Briefly: gout is a specific condition related to the presence of uric acid crystals in joints and other locations.
In the joints it is usually acutely painful, red and swollen . It can also can occur in the form of tophi which appear as lumps in the skin. Uric acid deposits can cause kidney stones. Usually the condition is from and overproduction or reduced excretion of uric acid.

In brief: Uric acid deposits

Briefly: gout is a specific condition related to the presence of uric acid crystals in joints and other locations.
In the joints it is usually acutely painful, red and swollen . It can also can occur in the form of tophi which appear as lumps in the skin. Uric acid deposits can cause kidney stones. Usually the condition is from and overproduction or reduced excretion of uric acid.
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Dr. Joseph Rosin
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In brief: Systemic Disease

Develop gouty arthritis.

In brief: Systemic Disease

Develop gouty arthritis.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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