Deposition of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals in joints and/or surrounding tissues
Associated with hyperuricemia
Usually starts at one joint – can increase
Can have increased urate production or decreased uric acid excretion (90% of cases) – or a combination of both.
Crystals can further damage joint leading to secondary OA
- Mostly male dominated
- Peak for women is post-menopausal
- Alcoholism, leukemia, cancer, diabetes, renal failure, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, CVD, kidney disease
- Early stage: NSAIDs
- Late stage, chronic: chronic can include long term medications
- Diet, nutritional education, weight loss
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