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Featured: Gout (Gouty Arthritis)


Illustration of knee pain concept.Gout (also called gouty arthritis) is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation, usually in one joint, that begins suddenly. The most reliable method to diagnose gout is to have fluid removed from an inflamed joint and examined under a microscope for uric acid crystals.
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