Elderly Patients Exhibit Stronger Inflammatory Responses during Gout Attacks

  title={Elderly Patients Exhibit Stronger Inflammatory Responses during Gout Attacks},
  author={Jae Hyun Lee and Ji Ae Yang and Kichul Shin and Ga Hye Lee and Won Woo Lee and Eun Young Lee and Yeong Wook Song and Eun Bong Lee and Jin Kyun Park},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
Gout attacks are often accompanied by systemic inflammatory response. The aim of the retrospective study was to compare gout patients in different age groups in terms of their clinical features at gout attacks. Patients, who were treated for gout attack in two tertiary medical centers between January 2000 and April 2014, were divided into young (≤ 50 years), middle-aged, and elderly (> 65 years) groups. Patients in three age groups were compared in terms of presence of fever (> 37.8°C), C… CONTINUE READING

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