Show Summary Details
Page of

Laboratory testing in gout diagnosis and management 

Laboratory testing in gout diagnosis and management
Laboratory testing in gout diagnosis and management

Nicola Dalbeth

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2019

Gout typically presents as recurrent flares of acute self-limiting arthritis. The acute gout flare is characterized by severe joint inflammation. In the presence of prolonged untreated hyperuricaemia, some people with gout may develop gouty tophi, which cause retracted joint movement, ulceration, and joint damage. The differential diagnosis for gout includes septic arthritis (which may co-exist with gout), joint injury, calcium pyrophosphate deposition, basic calcium phosphate arthritis or tendinitis, reactive arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.