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What excactly is gouty arthritis?
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: A form of arthritis
Gouty arthritis is a form of arthritis that can occur in people with gout.
Actually it is one of the more destructive types of arthritis causing significant damage to the joints.

In brief: A form of arthritis
Gouty arthritis is a form of arthritis that can occur in people with gout.
Actually it is one of the more destructive types of arthritis causing significant damage to the joints.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. John Goldman
But most of the time it can be well controlled People with gout have an elevated uric acid which can precipitate in joints in the form of urate crystals. These urate crystals can cause the potential damage. The good news is with urate lowering medications benemid, allopurinol, uloric and Krystexxa this damage can be averted. A wise clinical decision guides the appropriate decision
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Joint urate deposits
Gout is an arthritis.
The patients have elevated uric acid in the blood. The uric acid is metabolized to the sodium salt of uric acid which is called monosodium urate. Monosodium urate crystals are deposited throughout the body tissues and this is called total body urate stores. These urate crystals can be found in joints and stimulate the body protection cells to cause inflammation = gout!

In brief: Joint urate deposits
Gout is an arthritis.
The patients have elevated uric acid in the blood. The uric acid is metabolized to the sodium salt of uric acid which is called monosodium urate. Monosodium urate crystals are deposited throughout the body tissues and this is called total body urate stores. These urate crystals can be found in joints and stimulate the body protection cells to cause inflammation = gout!
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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