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30-05-2014 | Gout | Book Chapter | Article

5. Prevention and Treatment of Inflammation in Gout

Authors: Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites

Publisher: Springer Healthcare Ltd.


Acute inflammation is the hallmark of gout. Whereas episodes of acute inflammation (EAIs) are the paradigm of gout, chronic inflammation is related to the deposition of monosodium urate crystals (MSUCs) that is mostly subclinical and may appear early and even prior to the very first symptom.

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