Write A Case Study Of The Big Toe By Anne Gout

Annie, 40years old female has been admitted in Emergency department with chief complain of excruciating increasing pain in her big toe for the last two days. In addition to this, she also stated that she has not sleep for the last two days. On examination her toe appears red and swollen and warm to touch. Also, during palpation throbbing pulsation can be felt. According to Annie she cannot bear weight on her right foot. According to past medical history Anne has been diagnosed with gout. Her LFT report is normal but uric acid level is high. Gout can be defined as a common form of inflammatory arthritis, a condition affecting the joints and musculoskeletal system, which is characterized by sudden and severe pains, redness and tenderness in the joints, most commonly in the base of the big toe (Finney, 2014). Uric acid, the end product of purine metabolism, is considered a waste product of body. An elevated serum level, together with local factors, can results into the joints, tendons and surrounding tissue (Finney, 2014). Once crystals are deposited into a joint, they can be released into the joint space and initiate an inflammatory cascade causing a gouty arthritis. These acute flares resolve, but the crystals remain in the joint (Schumacher, 2008). Annie is prescribed for Ibuprofen 200-400mg and …show more content…
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Person values and belief should always be respect by any health practitioners. Nurse need to ask Annie if there is any spiritual and religious things that she used to perform in past and want to continue same religious activities while she is in

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