Uric acid deposition into tissues, affecting mainly middle-aged men and postmenopausal women:
Most common crystalline diseases
Asymptomatic hyperuricemia (serum urate >7 mg...
Gout and pseudogout both present as acute monoarticular or polyarticular arthritis:
Increased warmth, erythema, and joint swelling are present.
Early attacks subside spontane...
Rule out infectious cause.
NSAIDs are 1st-line treatment.
If NSAIDS ineffective or contraindicated:
Steroids (oral, intravascula...
Suspected infectious arthritis
Acute renal failure
No evidence of infection
Adequate pain relief
Septic arthritis can occur simultaneously with an acute gout attack.
NSAIDs are 1st-line treatment if tolerated.
Attacks generally tend to be self-limited.
Gout and pseudogout can lea...
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274.00 Gouty arthropathy, unspecified
274.9 Gout, unspecified
712.30 Chondrocalcinosis, unspecified, site unspecified
712.37 Chondrocalcinosis, unspecified, ankle and foot
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