, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 138-141
Date: 17 May 2013

New data on gout and hyperuricemia: Incidence rates, risk factors and aging-associated manifestations

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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.

Original Russian Text © A.L. Ariev, N.A. Kunitskaya, L.S. Kozina, 2012, published in Uspekhi Gerontologii, 2012, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 540–544.