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What is the composition of the crystals associated with gout?
Monosodium urate
What are the two aspects of the appearance of crystals under plane-polarized light?
Yellow
Negatively birefringent
Where do articular erosions generally appear in patients with gout?
Generally away from the joint surface itself
What is the drug of choice to inhibit associated inflammatory mediators?
Colchicine
What two drugs act to inhibit phagocytosis?
Phenylbutazone
lndomethacin
What is the mechanism of action of allopurinol? When it is indicated?
Xanthine oxidase inhibition
For chronic gout suppression
What is the relationship between myeioproliferative syndrome (MPS) and gout?
Chemotherapy for MPS may precipitate an attack of gout
What are live potential causes of chondrocalcinosis?
Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD, positively birefringent crystals)
Ochronosis
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Hemoch romatosis (primarily affects small joints)