Gout: the last 50 years

Scott, J.T.
November 1996
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Nov1996, Vol. 89 Issue 11, p634
Academic Journal
The article examines the developments with regards to the treatment of gout for the past 50 years. Hyperuricemia has been found to be highly related to gout, causing crystal deposition in the joints. These crystals play a major role in causing joint inflammation. With regards to treatment, the most important development over the past 50 years has been the ability to control the plasma level of uric acid with total remission of symptoms.


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