University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

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Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation



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Musculoskeletal Diseases | Rheumatology


BACKGROUND: To characterize the differences between women and men with gout.

METHODS: We analyzed a US national cohort of gout patients cared for by rheumatologists.

RESULTS: Compared with the 1012 men with gout, women with gout (n = 262) were older (71 vs. 61 years, p < 0.001) and had a greater burden of comorbid conditions (p < 0.001 for hypertension, diabetes, renal disease and obesity). Risk factors for gout differed with women more often taking diuretics (p < 0.001), while men more frequently had dietary triggers (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The profiles of women and men with gout are markedly different, suggesting a need to tailor treatment recommendations.

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© The Author(s). 2017. Citation: BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Mar 14;18(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1465-9. Link to article on publisher's site

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