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Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of gout

INTRODUCTION

Gout (monosodium urate crystal deposition disease) is characterized biochemically by extracellular fluid urate saturation. The clinical manifestations include one or more of the following:

Recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis

Chronic arthropathy

Accumulation of urate crystals in the form of tophaceous deposits

Uric acid nephrolithiasis

                         

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