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Patient Basics: Gout

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Gout is a disorder characterized by too much uric acid in the blood and tissues. In gout, crystals of uric acid are deposited in the joints, where they cause a type of arthritis called gouty arthritis. They also can be deposited in the kidneys,...
1. Patients diagnosed with gout had a higher risk of developing diabetes than the general population. 2. Women with gout carried a higher risk of developing diabetes than men. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Gout is a painful inflammatory arthritis that can have substantial impact upon the...