Discerning “the Imitator” from its imitators: Sifting through gout, pseudo-sout, other arthropathies

“Gouty arthritis is an interesting entity since we have learned much more about innate immunity and the role of the NALP inflammasomes in causing inflammatory responses to the crystals,” said Kenneth G. Saag, MD, professor of medicine in the division of clinical immunology and rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.