Gout And Middle Finger Joint Nodules

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The specific symptoms of gout depend on the stage of the disease. Gout is often divided into four stages:

  • Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
  • Acute gouty arthritis
  • Intercritical gout
  • Chronic tophaceous gout

Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia

Asymptomatic means there are no symptoms. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia is considered the first stage of gout. Urate levels slowly increase in the body. This stage may last for 30 years or more.

Note: Hyperuricemia does not inevitably lead to gout. In fact, less than 20% of...

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