New insights into gout epidemiology.

  title={New insights into gout epidemiology.},
  author={Ted R Mikuls and Kenneth G. Saag},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={18 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The systematic study of gout dates to antiquity, to Hippocrates' initial descriptions of disease risk factors including advancing age, female menopause, and male sex. Although urate crystal diagnosis remains the gold standard for diagnosis it is impractical at a population level. Beyond crystal diagnosis, progress in gout epidemiology has been hampered by the lack of a standardized approach in defining case status. RECENT FINDINGS Substantial progress has been made in… CONTINUE READING

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