author={P. Richette and T. Bardin},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • P. Richette, T. Bardin
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Gout is a common arthritis caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals within joints after chronic hyperuricaemia. It affects 1-2% of adults in developed countries, where it is the most common inflammatory arthritis in men. Epidemiological data are consistent with a rise in prevalence of gout. Diet and genetic polymorphisms of renal transporters of urate seem to be the main causal factors of primary gout. Gout and hyperuricaemia are associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus… CONTINUE READING
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