Gout and its comorbidities.


Journal Article (Review)

Gout is a chronic disease in which excessively high levels of serum urate (hyperuricemia) result in tissue depositions of sodium urate crystals and intermittent inflammatory attacks. Patients who have gout frequently experience a range of comorbidities, which complicates management and affects long-term prognosis. We review some of the more important of these comorbidities and consider the extent to which gout or hyperuricemia may be either a consequence or a cause of these related conditions. In addition, we briefly consider several neurological conditions in which the presence of gout or a high serum urate level may be associated with less disease, rather than more.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pillinger, MH; Goldfarb, DS; Keenan, RT

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 199 - 203

PubMed ID

  • 20969552

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20969552

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-9727


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States