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Are there treatment guidelines for gout?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Depends

Some managed care institutions probably have specific guidelines.
In general, acute attacks are treated with anti-inflammatories , steroids, or a medicine called colchicine. Long term management depends on uric acid levels. And that may involve diet modification and medicine modifications and a medicine called allopurinol.

In brief: Depends

Some managed care institutions probably have specific guidelines.
In general, acute attacks are treated with anti-inflammatories , steroids, or a medicine called colchicine. Long term management depends on uric acid levels. And that may involve diet modification and medicine modifications and a medicine called allopurinol.
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