Assessing Key Features in Gout
Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when extra uric acid in the body forms crystals in the joints, causing pain and swelling. Early diagnosis and treatment of gout are important to prevent complications. During this presentation, the presenter will provide an overview of gouty arthritis, discuss the patient’s journey, and elaborate on the principles and guidelines for the management of gout as well as on the associated comorbidities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner will be able to:
1. Define the disease state of gout
2. Discuss the pathophysiology of gout
3. Review principles of disease management
*There are no Contact Hours or Recertification Units provided for this webinar
Vikram Garg, MD
Vikram Garg, MD, is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, rheumatology, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He has over six years of direct patient care and teaching experience with assessment and treatment of all rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and gout.