Neurological case study * nursing expert * 1 to 2 pages
An acute attack of gout could cause these neurological and muscular-skeletal processes. The gout form of arthritis is caused by elevated levels of blood uric. This can result in crystal accumulation in joints, leading to inflammation and pain. Gout is characterized by an elevated C-reactive and sedimentation rates (ESR).
Other racial/ethnic factors that could impact physiological function include heritability factors for higher levels of Uric acid as well as lifestyle variables such as access to health care, diet and activity. Cultural beliefs regarding health are also a potential variable, as is access to drugs to treat hypertension and diabetes.