NCLEX RN Practice Question # 689

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.

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 689.


Phases of Gout:

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.

Chronic: Results from repeated episodes of acute gout.

  • Results in deposits of urate crystals under the skin.
  • Results in deposits of urate crystals within major organs, such as the kidneys, leading to organ dysfunction.

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