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Treatment for gout

5th February 2013

According to a recent study of doctors' practice records, NHS hospital admissions for gout have "doubled" in ten years to reach 4,400 cases annually.

Around 800,000 people in Britain are estimated to have the disease. George Nuki, of the UK Gout Society and professor emeritus of rheumatology at Edinburgh University, said: "It’s now the most common chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease; more common than even rheumatoid arthritis. Although gout’s effects can be very severe, as serious as the worst deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis, it really ought to be both preventable and curable by the medical treatments now available." 


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Article Information

Title: Treatment for gout
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23680
Date Added: 5th Feb 2013


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