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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H( Univ of Liverpool),34yrs experience in practice
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55 yrs old, in February 09 developed gout becoming chronic

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regarding my husband. 55 yrs old, in February 09 developed gout becoming chronic. Gout level test was over 9. Tried colchicine, allopurinol. not much success.   Started with cough and hoarse sounding voice. Fatigue, hungry all the time, night sweats occasionally. Recently found swollen gland/node on side of neck. Blood work showed low albumin, high protein.

help.....dont know what to do next.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 8 years ago.
Hello.The use of Colchicine and allopurinol are standard methods of treatment.Currently,use of Corticosteroids,Acetozolamide,Probenacid,Feboxstat anonpurine inhibitor,Pegloticase Glycol(PEG) and EDTA in severe cases is being considered(the last two only in resistant/last resort cases).The disease is now considered as a part of the Connective tissue diseases by some authorities.Use of steroids for some time will help out.Decreased intake of alcohol and protiens helps.please discuss the use of these drugs with your GP/PCP who may be able to guide you further.