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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

gout


Alberto says: What is gout? Gout is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint.

 The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected.

. However, it may also present as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy.

It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood.

 The uric acid crystallizes, and the crystals deposit in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues.

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