GOUT: Risk of premature death in gout unchanged for years

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The increased risk of mortality in patients with gout is increasingly recognized, and multiple guidelines call for better management of this disease and its comorbidities. A new study, however, has found that excess mortality in patients with gout has remained unchanged since 1999.

Refers to Fisher, M. C., Rai, S. K., Lu, N., Zhang, Y. & Choi, H. K. The unclosing premature mortality gap in gout: a general population-based study. Ann. Rheum. Dis.http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-210588 (2017)

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