Question - What is “Saturnine gout”?
Answer- The cited reference states “Illicitly distilled beverages (colloquially referred to as moonshine) account for approximately one third of alcohol consumption worldwide. Moonshine is often produced in makeshift distilling units composed of old, repurposed parts, whose component elements can leach into the distillate. Consequently, the resultant beverages may inadvertently contain harmful toxins, one of which is the metal lead. One manifestation of chronic lead toxicity-from moonshine or other forms of chronic lead poisoning-is the rheumatologic entity known as saturnine gout. With the increasing prevalence of gout over the past few decades, physicians should be aware of the association of moonshine consumption or lead toxicity with gouty arthritis.”(Dalvi SR and Pillinger MH. Saturnine gout, redux: a review. 2013 Am J Med 126(5): 450.e1-8)