Gout- Detailed Information for Patients

Google Knol—July 23, 2008

Gout can be extremely painful and incapacitating but is extremely treatable in almost all patients. Itís important to identify and treat it early to avoid pain and complications.

Rheumatologist Theodore Fields, M.D., FACP, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, shares his expertise on the topic of gout as a knol for newly launched Google Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. Google Knol was launched on July 23, 2008.

Gout is a condition that stems from deposits of uric acid, especially in joints and kidneys. More than 5 million Americans suffer from gout and while the disease is very painful and results in swollen, deformed joints, its treatment has a very high success rate. However, recognizing it early and definitively is vital to treating the condition appropriately.

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You can read the rest of this article on gout at Gout: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

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