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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 22 No. 6 Update on management of gout

3 January, 2017

Update on management of gout

  • Gout is a common inflammatory arthritis that is increasing in prevalence
  • Gout is associated with comorbid conditions including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus and obesity
  • The pharmacological management of gout includes treatment of the acute flare and long-term use of urate lowering therapy (ULT)
  • Prophylaxis against acute flares during initiation of ULT is generally recommended