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Gout and Pseudogout

  • By: Stacy A. Frye M.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gout and pseudogout are painful inflammatory disorders caused by the deposition of crystals in the joints. They are the two most common crystal-induced arthropathies. Gout results from high blood levels of uric acid which leads to a buildup of monosodium urate ...

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