Epidemiology of gout: is the incidence rising?

  title={Epidemiology of gout: is the incidence rising?},
  author={Emvalee Arromdee and Clement John Michet and Cynthia S Crowson and W Michael O'fallon and Sherine E. Gabriel},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={29 11},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the incidence of gout is higher in 1995-1996 compared to 1977-1978. METHODS Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project computerized medical record system, all potential cases of acute gout in the city of Rochester, Minnesota during the time intervals of 1977-1978 and 1995-1996 were identified. The complete medical records of all potential cases were screened and all who fulfilled the 1977 American College of Rheumatology proposed criteria for gout were included as… CONTINUE READING
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