MCQs on Gout For NEET

Gout is a complex and common form of arthritis marked by severe pain attacks, redness, swelling and tenderness of joints. It takes place when urate crystals gather in joints, leading to inflammation and severe pain as a result of a gout attack. Formation of urate crystals takes place when there is presence of high levels of uric acid in the blood.

1. Pharmacologic therapy can be initiated after how long, once acute gout attack has taken place?

(a) after 48 hours

(b) within 1 hour

(c) within 24 hours

(d) after 24 hours

Answer: (c)

2. The accumulation of this substance in the body causes Gout

(a) Blood plasma

(b) WBC

(c) Uric acid

(d) Synovial fluid

Answer: (c)

3. This is a symptom of gout

(a) purple or red skin

(b) severe pain, warmth and swelling in joints

(c) itching skin, peeling at the site of gout attack

(d) all of these

Answer: (d)

4. Gout attack commonly occurs at this site

(a) knee

(b) foot

(c) ankle

(d) big toe

Answer: (d)

5. This is recommended to consider as first-line therapy for gout

(a) Probenecid

(b) Allopurinol

(c) Febuxostat

(d) Benzbromarone

Answer: (b)

6. Gout is known as “diseases of kings” because

(a) it was diagnosed by a king’s doctor

(b) it is hereditary

(c) of its association with rich food

(d) gout is not the “diseases of kings”

Answer: (c)

7. This increases the chances of developing gout

(a) diet having high salt content

(b) genetics – family history

(c) asthma

(d) all of these

Answer: (b)

8. It is recommended to avoid __________ for people with gout

(a) dairy products

(b) alcohol

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) none of the above

Answer: (b)

9. Generally, uric acid is eliminated from the body through

(a) sweat

(b) breathing

(c) urine

(d) metabolization of liver

Answer: (c)

10. This is not a first-line option for pharmacological treatment of gout

(a) Corticosteroids

(b) Aspirin

(c) Oral colchicine


Answer: (b)

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