idiopathic gout

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id·i·o·path·ic gout

acute episodes of crystal-induced synovitis resulting from abnormality of purine metabolism; lower than normal urinary excretion of urate leading to hyperuricemia and acute episodes of joint inflammation.
Synonym(s): primary gout
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This study includes patients with acute arthritis of primary gout and elevated serum uric acid.
The occurrence of primary gout with gouty nephropathy is a rare complication.
To our knowledge, only one report has been published of a patient with AS who also had primary gout (7).
Finally, the role of allopurinol in lowering serum cholesterol (15), lipids (16,17) and lipoproteins (16) in patients with primary gout was examined in the 1980s and 1970s, but was not found to be significantly effective.
There is an established link between uric acid and triglyceride production in primary gout (22) and since these patients had been diagnosed with gout it may have decreased the production of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the endothelium.
Primary gout is caused by an increase in uric acid production, while secondary gout is caused by either a decrease in urinary uric acid excretion or an overproduction of purine secondary to increased cell turnover (e.
For example, one study showed that between 1977-1978 and 1995-1996, the annual rate of primary gout more than doubled, from about 16 cases/100,000 population to nearly 42 cases/100,000 population.
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