Osmosis: Gout. (2019, July 22). Retrieved from (https://www.osmosis.org/learn/Gout).
Summary of Gout
Gout is an recurrent inflammatory arthritis resulting from uric acid accumulation and presenting as a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint. The cause is a combination of diet andgeneticfactors. It occurs more commonly in those who eat a lot of meat, drink a lot of beer, or areoverweight. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in about half of the cases. Gout may also result in tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy.
All content on and from Osmosis is intended for educational and informational purposes only.
USMLE® is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). COMLEX-USA® is a registered trademark of The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Test names and other trademarks are the property of the respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are endorsed by nor affiliated with Osmosis or this website.