Arthritis is an inflammation of the tissues of the joint with the obligatory involvement of its synovium (synovitis).
Hyperuricemia is an elevated serum uric acid level in the blood.
Glucocorticoids (GC) are synthetic steroid hormones with natural anti-inflammatory activity.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of synthetic drugs that have symptomatic analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects associated primarily with the inhibition of the activity of cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that regulates prostaglandin synthesis.
Gout is a systemic topical disease characterized by the deposition of sodium monourate crystals in various tissues and the resulting inflammation in individuals with hyperuricemia caused by environmental and / or genetic factors.
Tophus is a focal accumulation of uric acid crystals in tissues in the form of nodes.
Urate-lowering drugs — a group of drugs, the action of which is aimed at preventing the formation and dissolution of existing crystals of sodium monourate.
dual-energy computed tomography of gouty arthritis