Reviewed by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

The most frequent signs of gout mimic other forms of arthritis, though the symptoms are usually limited to a specific joint. Common symptoms of gout include the following:

  • hyperuricemia (an excess of uric acid in the body)

  • presence of uric acid crystals in joint fluid

  • more than one attack of acute arthritis

  • arthritis that develops in a day, producing a swollen, red, and warm joint

  • attack of arthritis in only one joint (typically the toe, ankle, or knee)


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