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Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2013 Jan;9(1):9-11. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2012.216. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

New ACR guidelines for gout management hold some surprises.

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  • 1Rheumatology Department, Hôpital Lariboisière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75475 Paris CEDEX 10, France.


Despite exciting progress in the understanding and treatment of gout, management of this condition remains suboptimal. In the face of this inadequacy, new guidelines provide recommendations both for therapeutic approaches to hyperuricaemia and for the management and anti-inflammatory prophylaxis of acute gouty arthritis.

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