This video covers the what, why, and how of Gout. It discusses the role of uric acid in the development of gout and the risk factors associated with this. Symptoms of gout and how this is diagnosed are presented.
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that belongs to a group of arthropathies called the ‘crystalline arthropathies’. Gout is caused by a robust inflammatory response to uric acid crystals which occurs in the setting of hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels in the blood).