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Beyond Zika: 7 Things Rheumatologists Should Know about Chikungunya

Cleveland Clinic's Leonard Calabrese, D.O., talks with Rheumatology Network about chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease that mimics arthritis. (nechaevkon/Shutterstock.com)


In 2015, ACR and EULAR issued classification criteria for gout. The scoring system is summarized here in an easy to use format for physicians and patients.


Few gout patients know their serum urate goals, which researchers say could hinder their chances of reaching remission.

A large population-based study found more patients already had atrial fibrillation at gout diagnosis compared with controls.


FDA approval of lesinurad for gout, in combination with an xanthine oxidase inhibitor, could spell relief for some gout patients.

A new study attempts to find consensus on a challenging problem: When is gout considered to be in remission?


Sleep apnea and gout have a lot in common: Both are associated with an increased level of uric acid and the incidence of gout.


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


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