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Could You Have Gout Instead of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

U.S. News & World Report—June 2, 2017

U.S. News & World Report featured an article on the differences between rheumatoid arthritis and gout. HSS rheumatologist Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP discussed both conditions, and if people potentially can have both.

"There is a relatively small number of people who have both conditions," said Dr. Fields.

On the topic of gout, Dr. Fields said diet alone cannot lower uric acid levels. "Medication needs to be monitored to ensure optimal disease control." To make adjustments to medication, "uric acid levels need to be followed," he added.

Read the full article at health.usnews.com



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