Can high uric acid cause psoriasis

Is It Psoriatic Arthritis or Gout

Gout and psoriasis

Gout is a relatively common condition for people aged thirty to fifty. It is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in the joints, and is brought about by accumulation of urate crystals within the joints. One of the drugs used to treat gout is allopurinol (brand names: Zyloprim, Aloprim), and works by reducing the production of uric acid in the body.

A person with psoriasis may also have higher levels of uric acid in their body, making them likely to develop gout. Allopurinol is not likely to induce any trigger or development of psoriasis, and may be of help in preventing gouty arthritis in a person with psoriasis.

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