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Postgrad Med. 2010 Mar;122(2):157-61. doi: 10.3810/pgm.2010.03.2133.

Diagnosing and treating gout: a review to aid primary care physicians.

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  • Department of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA. schlesna@umdnj.edu

Abstract

Generalist physicians, specifically general internists and primary care physicians, are often the first to see patients with gout and therefore play a critical role in the diagnosis and management of these patients. The aim of this review is to aid generalist physicians in diagnosing and treating gout. A case report example is presented to highlight some of the problems in diagnosing and treating gout. Practical practice points are also highlighted.

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20203467
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