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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Fang, Clinical Observation of Modified Simiao Decoction in the Treatment of Acute Gouty Arthritis, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2008.
This article presents the first available clinical decision rule for the diagnosis of acute gouty arthritis. The clinical variables used for the model are clinically relevant and readily available on most patients in most clinical encounters.
Wang, "Protective effects of si-miao decoction on acute gouty arthritis induced by MSU in rabbits," Chinese Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae, vol.
Canakinumab reduces the risk of acute gouty arthritis flares during initiation of allopurinol treatment: results of a double-blind, randomised study.
Acute gouty arthritis typically does not result in any radiographic musculoskeletal changes; however, nonspecific inflammatory findings may be present.
The inflammatory process in the mechanism of decreased serum uric acid concentrations during acute gouty arthritis. J Rheumatol.
Acute gouty arthritis is most commonly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, or colchicine.
Comparison of adrenocorticotropic hormone and triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. J Rheumatol.
The working diagnosis was acute gouty arthritis complicated by cellulitis and impetigo.

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