What is gout?
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis caused by the uric acid crystallization within the joints. It is highly associated with hyperuricemia. It affects more on male than female (9:1). The first gout attack always occurs at age 40 to 60 years in men.
What are the symptoms and clinical course of gout?
There are four clinical stages of gout:
a status with hyperuricemia but without gout attack yet
the periods without arthritis between gout attacks
a phase of chronic polyarticular gout with multiple tophi deposition which may lead to joint destruction and deformity
What are the management and treatment for gout?
Food containing purine (each 100mg food in this table )