Gout - chronic; Gouty arthritis - chronic
Chronic gouty arthritis is treated with drugs like probenecid or sulfinpyrazone, which reduce uric acid levels. Another approach is to use allopurinol, which blocks the
Colchicine can be added to prevent further
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Symptoms are generally worse in people who develop the disease before age 30.
Kidney stones Kidney failure
- Joint deformities
- Loss of mobility (patient becomes bedridden), rare
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if symptoms of chronic gouty arthritis develop.
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.