Chapter 74. Drug Therapy of Gout. Gout. Recurrent inflammatory disorder Seen mainly in men Hyperuricemia Uric acid level greater than 7 mg/dL in men or greater than 6 mg/dL in women Uric acid crystals deposited in joints Episodes of severe joint pain (typically in large toe) Causes
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Drug Therapy of Gout
Fig. 74–1. Reduction of uric acid formation by allopurinol.