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5 September, 10:56

Henry presents to clinic with a significantly swollen, painful great toe and is diagnosed with gout. Of the following, which would be the best treatment for Henry?

1. High-dose colchicine

2. Low-dose colchicine

3. High-dose aspirin

4. Acetaminophen with codeine

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  1. 5 September, 11:24
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    Answer: 2. Low-dose colchicine

    Explanation:

    Colchicine is a drug which is used to prevent the attacks of the gout. The gout is caused due to the presence of too much uric acid in the blood. The gout attack occurs when uric acid in the blood causes the inflammation involving the pain, heat, irritation, swelling in the joint.

    The use of low-dose regularly of colchicine is useful for preventing the attacks of gout and the effect remains for long time in the body.
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