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Prevalence of gout

May 15, 2015 12:46 am

Lancet article on the increasing prevalence of gout shows a rate of 2.5% in the UK that has increased 67% in the last 15 years.  Nonetheless, fewer than half were counseled on the diagnosis or urate-lowering therapy and only 18% received urate-lowering treatment. In the U.S., the prevalence of gout has grown from 6/1000 in 1960 to 26/1000 in 2010;  rising from 1.1 million to 8.1 million in 2010.  [Image credit: "Fluorescent uric acid" by Bobjgalindo - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons]

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