Gout: why is this curable disease so seldom cured
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 08/10/2012
Doherty M et al. – Doctors often focus on managing acute attacks rather than viewing gout as a chronic progressive crystal deposition disease. Urate–lowering treatment is underprescribed and often underdosed. Appropriate education of patients and doctors, catalysed by recent introduction of new urate–lowering treatments after many years with no drug development in the field, may help to overcome these barriers and improve management of this easily diagnosed and curable form of potentially severe arthritis.