What is Gout?
The word Gout is from Latin and it means drop. Known as "the disease of kings and the king of diseases," gout has been studied by physicians and has caused suffering in countless humans at least since the days of Hippocrates.
Gout afflicts an estimated 840 out of 100,000 people. Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Gout is a condition with abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood. It is characterized by recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis), deposits of hard lumps of uric acid in and around the joints and decreased kidney function and kidney stones.
The joint inflammation is caused by deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint fluid(synovial fluid) and joint lining (synovial lining). Intense joint inflammation occurs when the white blood cells engulf the uric acid crystals, causing pain, heat and redness of the joint tissues.
Latest Publications and Research on GoutTherapy: Efficacy of rilonacept in preventing gout flare during ULT. - Published by PubMed
Imaging appearances in gout. - Published by PubMed
Acute respiratory distress syndrome in one patient with gout complicated by severe pulmonary tuberculosis: report of one case and literature review. - Published by PubMed
In-Vitro Evaluation of Selected Benzimidazole Derivatives as an Antioxidant and Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors. - Published by PubMed
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