With proper treatment, most people with gout do not progress to this advanced stage.”
If you believe you have gout, you can take the 17 question gout screening quiz at http://arthritis.about.com/od/gout/l/blgoutscrquiz.htm/
Please note that this test is not a medical diagnosis. Please contact your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of gout.
Eustice, C. Gout in Women and Men - Some Gout Risk Factors Are Shared With Both Women and Men. About Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis - Osteoarthritis - Related Joint Diseases. Retrieved May 9, 2012, from http://arthritis.about.com/od/gout/a/goutwomenmen.htm
Q&A About Gout. Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Home Page. Retrieved May 9, 2012, from http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/gout/default.asp#stages
Reviewed May 9, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith