Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Gout/Hyperuricemia: Home

Terms

Use for:

  • Podagra

Broader term:

  • Arthritis
  • Metabolism, Inborn errors of
  • Rheumatism

Title

Gout/Hyperuricemia

Scope Note

Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. It most commonly affects the big toe, but may also affect the heel, ankle, hand, wrist, or elbow. Itaffects the spine often enough tobe a factor in back pain. Gout usually comes on suddenly, goes away after 5- 10 days, and can keep recurring. Gout is different from other forms ofarthritis because it occurs when there are high levels of uric acid circulating in the blood, which can cause urate crystals to settle in the tissues of the joints.

[Quoted from:http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/gout]

Jumpstart Your Research with EDS