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Gout: treatment & management



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1 hour
Publish Date
05 May 2020
01 10 September 2021
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About this Course

Gout is one of the most common forms of acute arthritis, particularly among Māori and Pacific men as well as older people on diuretic therapy.

While acute gout is reasonably well managed, prevention of long term gout and its complications, tophi, skin ulceration, chronic joint damage, renal and cardiovascular disease is not.

Following the completion of this short course you will:

  • know the signs and symptoms of acute gout
  • be aware of the assessment required in a patient with presumed gout
  • know how to treat an acute gout flare
  • know how to manage gout in the long term.


Content created by Dr Grace Lee, FRNZCGP, MBCHB, BSc, DipTravMed.

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