NCLEX RN Practice Question # 898

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 898.

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Gout

Description

  • Gout is a systemic disease in which urate crystals deposit in joints and other body tissues.
  • Gout results from abnormal amounts of uric acid in the body.
  • Primary gout results from a disorder of purine metabolism.
  • Secondary gout involves excessive uric acid in the blood, caused by another disease.

 

Phases

  • Asymptomatic: Client has no symptoms, but serum uric acid level is elevated.
  • Acute: Client has excruciating pain and inflammation of 1 or more small joints, especially the great toe.
  • Intermittent: Client has intermittent periods without symptoms between acute attacks.

 

 

 

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