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IDIOPATHIC GOUT

Acute episodes of crystal-induced synovitis due to abnormality of purine metabolism; lower than usual urinary excretion of urate leading to hyperuricaemia and acute episodes of joint inflammation. Synonym: primary gout. Interval gout, an asymptomatic phase between acute attacks of gout. Latent gout, hyperuricaemia without symptoms of gout. Often used synonymously with interval gout. Synonym: masked gout.
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