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Survey: Patients with gout experienced eight painful gout attacks per year

Healio Rheumatology—May 24, 2017

Healio Rheumatology featured the results of a recent CreakyJoints online survey of 1,000 patients with gout. The results stated that those with gout have an average of eight painful gout attacks per year.

HSS rheumatologist Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP commented on the survey results. "Medically speaking, patients who have more than two gout attacks per year and persistently high uric acid levels above 6 mg/dL are considered to have uncontrolled gout and need to talk to their doctor right away."

Dr. Fields said that patients who have had an average of eight gout attacks per year have not had their "uric acid tested in the past year." He added, "there is much work to be done to educate patients with gout and their caregivers to help get the patients’ gout symptoms under control."

Read the full article at healio.com



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