Heather L. Davidson

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I. What every physician needs to know. Gout is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by supersaturation of uric acid in the serum (hyperuricemia) accompanied by attacks of acute, markedly painful monoarticular or polyarticular joint inflammation. Humans lack the enzyme uricase (breaks down uric acid into allantoin); consequently, our serum uric acid levels are close to the…

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