New data on gout and hyperuricemia: Incidence rates, risk factors and aging-associated manifestations
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- Ariev, A.L., Kunitskaya, N.A. & Kozina, L.S. Adv Gerontol (2013) 3: 138. doi:10.1134/S2079057013020021
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Gout affects over 1% of the world’s adult population and, furthermore, gout is the form of inflammatory arthritis most prevalent in men. Gout incidence rates are now on the rise due to aging-associated effects depending on quality of life, and comorbid conditions, and the efficiency of their management. Gout is traditionally considered a disease affecting men, although, in fact, women prevail among elderly patients. The growth trends in gout incidence throughout the world point to the necessity of developing novel diagnostic markers.