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The Economic Burden of Gout

How much does gout cost? $172 for the employed, $1,006 for elderly patients, $6,179 for treatment-refractory gout. 



Maintaining normal serum urate concentrations can prevent tophi formation in gout reducing cardiovascular risk factors.


The terminology used to describe gout in the medical literature is vague and sometimes confusing, new research finds.


The prevalence of gout in more affluent countries seems to be increasing in recent decades. Medications, co-morbidities, genetics and other risk factors are to blame.


The indirect costs of gout can be as much as $18,362 per patient each year, research shows.


Chronic consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages leads to increased BMI and gout risk, study shows.


Research shows a possible biological basis between gout, tomatoes and other foods.


Stress on joints appears to have no effect on urate deposition.


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