by Alan R

Screening for Gout

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no screening tests available for gout.

References

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Gout. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Gout/gout%5Fff.asp. Updated July 2010. Accessed December 5, 2014.

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Gout occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the joints. This causes the joints to be inflamed, causing pain....