Applying ultrasound in the diagnosis of gout

A replacement for conventional invasive examinations in clinical practice?

Gout is an inflammatory disorder characterized by hyperuricemia and the deposition of monosodium urate crystals, resulting in episodic gout flares, gouty arthropathy, and tophi formation.

Accurate diagnosis is critical for appropriate treatment of gout, but the differential diagnosis between gout and other causes of arthritis can be challenging.


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