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Gout is a type of arthritis that causes acute pain, inflammation and swelling in the joints, most commonly the metatarsal-phalangeal joint (the joint between the ball of the foot and the big toe) (1,2). Hyperuricemia over a long period can result in monosodium urate (MSU) crystal configuration in and around the joints (1,2).

The aim of treatment is to prevent and treat acute gout attacks (flares) and deposition of MSU crystals (1-3). Management consists of medications including urate-lowering

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Last Updated: 2023-10-12