Rheumatology Edition | What Everyone Should Know About Gout
Host: Darryl S. Chutka. M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.
Guest: Clement J. Michet JR, M.D.
Rheumatologic problems are some of the most common health conditions we see as primary care professionals. In many cases, taking months and sometimes years to properly diagnose, rheumatologic conditions can become frustrating for both the provider and the patient. There are a variety of new tests available to help us establish a diagnosis, as well as multiple new and effective treatment options. This episode is the first of a seven-episode mini-series on Mayo Clinic Talks dedicated to rheumatologic health problems to aid in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment for your patients. Please stayed tuned in future weeks for the next six episodes!
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis and is a result of the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in and around the joints. It’s typically a mono-articular arthritis and is more common in men. Many patients who have had an acute attack of gout say it’s the worst pain they have ever experienced. Management consists of both treating acute episodes as well as preventing future attacks. The topic of this podcast is “What Everyone Should Know About Gout” and our guests include Lynne S. Peterson, M.D., and Clement J. Michet JR, M.D., both rheumatologists from the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss the pathophysiology of gout, its typical presentation, how to establish a diagnosis and management tips.