What is Gout? Gout is a common form of arthritis characterised by symptoms including a sharp burning pain in the toe, foot or leg and is primarily caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. The condition is exacerbated by being overweight, drinking too much or eating the wrong foods. Long-term treatment usually consists of both lifestyle changes and medication.
Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London.
Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital.
He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach.
Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.
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