What Is Acute Gouty Arthropathy?

Q:
What is acute gouty arthropathy?

A:
Gouty arthropathy can simply be referred to as gout. Gout is a type of arthritis.

Types

  • Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects only one joint.
  • Chronic gout is the repeated episodes of pain and inflammation, with more than one joint affected.

Causes
too much uric acid in your body

Symptoms

acute gout

  • Only one or a few joints are affected. the big toe, knee, or ankle joints most often affected.
  • The pain starts suddenly, often during the night. Pain is often severe.
  • The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender and swollen
  • There may be a fever.

chronic gout (gouty arthritis)

  • joint damage
  • loss of motion in the joints
  • lumps below the skin around joints or other places

You may not be able to prevent gout, but you may be able to avoid things that trigger symptoms.

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