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How is gout related to arthritis?

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Gout is actually a form of arthritis. It is the body's reaction to irritating crystal deposits in the joints. The pain can be intense, but treatment usually works very well. Mild cases may be controlled by diet alone. Recurring attacks of gout may require long-term medication to prevent damage to bone and cartilage and deterioration of the kidneys.

From: Understanding Gout -- Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Medscape: "Gout and Pseudogout."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Medscape: "Gout and Pseudogout."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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