Are joints affected by gout also affected by osteoarthritis?

  title={Are joints affected by gout also affected by osteoarthritis?},
  author={Edward Roddy and Weiya Zhang and Michael T. Doherty},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={66 10},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether joints affected by gout are also affected by osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to all adults aged over 30 years registered with two general practices. The questionnaire assessed a history of gout (doctor diagnosed, or episodes suggestive of acute crystal synovitis) and medication use. Patients who possibly had gout attended for clinical assessment to verify the diagnosis on clinical grounds and assess the distribution of joints… CONTINUE READING


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