Gout is a disease involving uric acid deposits in the joints. The disorder causes pain, especially in the joints of the feet and legs. Patients with chronic gout have repeated episodes of joint pain.
Gout - chronic; Gouty arthritis - chronic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Gout is caused by an overproduction of
The condition may also develop in people who take drugs that interfere with uric acid excretion.
Review Date: 08/02/2005
Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, M.D., M.B.A., Chief, Division of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.