Curr Health Sci J, vol. 39, no. 2, 2013

Clinical Evolutive Aspects and Physical Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Gout

[Original Paper]

OTILIA ROGOVEANU, RODICA TRAISTARU, IRINA CHERCIU, ROXANA POPESCU

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Gout is a metabolic disease caused by a disturbance of the metabolism of purines. Urate hyperproduction, primary or secondary to other diseases, leads to hyperuricemia found in most of the gout patients. In the advanced diseases stages, the patients presents secondary arthrosis with the subchondral sclerosis and outbreaks of osteophytes. The extra-articular manifestations (renal, biliary) are quite frequent and sometimes invalidating.


Keywords:
Gout, hyperuricemia, secondary arthrosis, renal disease



Corresponding:
Otilia Rogoveanu, M.D., University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova; Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, 1, Tabaci Street, Craiova, Dolj


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.39.02.10 - Download PDF