Edema with gout treatment

An acute attack of gout is characterized by acutea sudden onset with sharply painful joint damage (caused by the deposition of monosodium biurate crystals in them), accompanied by redness and swelling, as well as hyperthermia of the skin around the affected joints. In the early stage, these phenomena pass without treatment within 4-8 days. In most cases, the disease manifests itself after 50 years.

The overwhelming majority of gout patientsbegins on the joints of the feet, and in 50% of cases in the area of ​​the joint of the big toe. In addition, gout affects knee joints, as well as finger and hand joints. Due to the chronic irritation caused by the crystals of uric acid accumulated in the region of the joints, tumor-like thickenings develop.

Sudden development of symptoms in an acute attackgout, unusually strong due to the sudden onset of joint effusion swelling and periarticular pain, redness and pronounced rise in temperature in the area of ​​the joint (especially when struck by only one joint fingers) sometimes lead to misdiagnosis monoarthritis, phlegmon or dactylitis with homozygous sickle cell anemia.

In the presence of visible tofusov diagnosis is not difficult for a specialist.

Chronic inflammation of the joints leads torestriction of mobility of affected joints. The arising deformations under certain circumstances can resemble changes in chronic rheumatoid polyarthritis.

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