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FERNANDEZ A., DANIEL G. et al. TREATMENT OF ACUTE GOUT. rev.fac.med [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.2, pp. 252-263. ISSN 0121-5256.
Gout has been amply described from the times of Galen and it continues to be a public health problem that causes important morbidity in the world population. The treatment of acute gout has not changed in the last years, but a current review and actualization of the medical literature is necessary since there are continuous flaws in the management of this illness, not only in the actual indication of specific drugs, but also in the attentive care required due to the potential development of side effects from the traditional medications used in the treatment.
Keywords : gout; gout suppressants; hyperuricemia; colchicine.