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What is gout?

Gout is a painful condition that usually affects the large joint of the big toe, but can also affect other joints in the body. It causes inflammation in the joints, causing them to become painful and swollen.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Arthritis


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