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1

What is gout characterized by?

elevated serum uric acid

uric acid changes into crystals and deposits into peripheral jts and other kissues

2

where is gout normal seen?

knee and great toe

3

meds for gout

NSAIDS, COX-2 inhibitors, colchicine, corticosteroids, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), allopurinol, probenecid, sulfinpyrazone

4

diagnostic tests utilized

lab tests to identify crystals