Treatments for Gout
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Gout cannot be cured. But, the symptoms of gout can be controlled through treatment. The goals of gout treatment are:
- Managing symptoms
- Preventing complications
- Trying to decrease the risk of recurrence
Treatment may involve the following:
American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .
American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/ .
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .
The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.
Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]>Jill D. Landis, MD]]>
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