Sharp Pains In Hands Gouty Arthritis

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Definition

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.


Alternative Names

Gout - chronic; Gouty arthritis - chronic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gout is caused by an overproduction of uric acid or a reduced ability of the kidney to get rid of uric acid. The exact cause is unknown. It is more common in males,...

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