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Score of Schumacher et al for Evaluating a Patient with an Attack of Acute Gouty Arthritis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with acute gouty arthritis using the score of Schumacher et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

M10, M14

Description:

Schumacher et al used a score to evaluate therapeutic outcome following treatment of a patient with acute gouty arthritis. This can be used to evaluate the patient before and after an intervention. The authors are from Merck Research Laboratories and the Universities of Pennsylvania and California at San Francisco.

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