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Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis worldwide, and in the UK the prevalence has risen from 1·5% in 1997 to 2·5% in 2012.Gout results from sodium urate crystals that form when serum urate persistently exceeds saturation. Deposition of sodium urate crystals can cause extremely painful gout flares or attacks, joint damage, and subcutaneous nodules (tophi). Furthermore, gout and hyperuricaemia are associated with various…………….. continue reading https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32158-5/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email