n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : management of gout

Volume 23, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MANAGEMENT OF GOUT M M T M ALLY, MB BCh, FCP (SA) Rheumatologist, University of Limpopo, MEDUNSA Campus The burden of hyperuricaemia (HU) and its related disorders is significant and increasing among black South Africans against a background of a 24.4% prevalence of hypertension, improving socio-economic conditions and changing lifestyle and dietary habits. HU is defined as a serum uric acid (S-UA) > 0.42 mmol/l in men and > 0.36 mmol/l in women. However, the most important factor is the degree of solubility. As the level rises above 0.42 mmol/l, the tendency for crystallisation and precipitation in joints ..

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