acute gouty arthritis

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Acute Gouty Arthritis

An abrupt gouty attack, which may be precipitated by overeating, alcohol, surgery, emotional stress, infection, antibiotics, insulin.
Clinical findings Crushing pain of a joint—typically of the big toe—which is swollen, hot, shiny.
Management, acute NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, colchicine (side effects include diarrhoea and vomiting, even before pain relief), steroids and ACTH.
Management, chronic Lose weight if BMI > 28; reduce alcohol consumption, allopurinol, periodically check urate levels.
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acute gouty arthritis

Acute gout Rheumatology An abrupt gouty attack, which may be precipitated by overeating, alcohol, surgery, emotional stress, infection, antibiotics, insulin Clinical Crushing pain of a joint–most often the great toe–which is swollen, hot, shiny. See Gout, Gouty arthritis.
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It still remains important to note that, eventhough the test characteristics of ultrasound in the study should be generalizable, its ability to support a diagnosis of acute gout does not rule out infection in the same joint.
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Colchicine may be helpful for patients with acute gout, but it can have significant short- and long-term side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and can damage bone marrow, so it usually isn't prescribed chronically.
This is why people suffering from acute gout are willing to ingest large quantities of prescription and over-the- counter pain medications.
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