Diagnosing Gout with Dr. Edwards

October 11, 2012 by John Cielo | Filed under Gout Diagnosis.

In the following video Dr. Larry Edwards describes how doctors and rheumatologists diagnose gout. The most effective way to diagnose gout is to take a sample of synovial fluid from the affected joint and examine the specimen under a microscope. What the specialists are looking for are uric acid crystals which are easily recognised by their needle-like shape. Their presence is a clear indication of gout. This and other, less accurate, methods that they use to help diagnose gout are discussed in the video…

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