Fast Five Quiz: Gout and Pseudogout

Herbert S. Diamond, MD

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December 04, 2019

Gout is one of the oldest diseases in the medical literature, known since the time of the ancient Greeks. Pseudogout may be clinically indistinguishable from gout. If untreated, these disorders can lead to joint destruction and renal damage. Worldwide, incidence has been steadily increasing. Gout is now the most common type of inflammatory arthropathy seen in adults.

Identification and treatment of gout and pseudogout are important to relieve pain, to prevent disease progression, and to prevent deposition of urate crystals in the renal medulla or uric acid crystals in the renal collecting system, which may produce kidney stones or urate nephropathy. Are you familiar with important aspects of these similar conditions and recommended strategies for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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