Acute gouty arthritis is seasonal.

  title={Acute gouty arthritis is seasonal.},
  author={Naomi Schlesinger and Katarzyna Gowin and Daniel G. Baker and Anna M Beutler and B Hoffman and Harold R. Schumacher},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={25 2},
OBJECTIVE Information regarding effect of weather conditions on gout is sparse. We conducted a study in the USA to examine whether gout is seasonal. METHODS We reviewed synovial fluid (SF) analyses from our laboratory during 1990-1995 and identified 359 patients who had acute gouty attacks. All fluids of patients with acute gout had intracellular monosodium urate crystals and SF leukocyte counts > 2000/mm3 or more than 10 leukocytes per high power field (HPF). Retrospective chart review of… CONTINUE READING


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