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Do you suffer from gout? Gout is a "common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It usually affects one joint at a time (often the big toe joint). There are times when symptoms get worse, known as flares, and times when there are no symptoms, known as remission. Repeated bouts of gout can lead to gouty arthritis, a worsening form of arthritis" (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Symptoms in the affected joint(s) may include:

  • Pain, usually intense.

  • Swelling.

  • Redness.

  • Heat. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

"Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood" (Mayoclinic).

If you suffer from gout you may be eligible for participation in our clinical trial! To learn more about the causes and symptoms associated with gout please click the link below: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gout/symptoms-causes/syc-20372897

If you are interested in learning more or participating in this trial contact Dorothy Starr at 336-580-7649 or Al Akers at 704-619-1250.

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Work cited:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Gout." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/gout.html Accessed: 07/23/2020.

Mayo Clinic Staff. "Gout." Mayoclinic. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gout/symptoms-causes/syc-20372897 Accessed: 07/23/2020.

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