Gout and RA myth debunked

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are not protected from gout; in fact they may be at higher risk of the disease, a study suggests.

Although coexistence of gout and RA is traditionally regarded as rare, a case-controlled study of over 11,500 Israelis with RA and nearly 57,000 controls shows that people with RA are actually at increased risk of gout.

The proportion of people with gout in the RA group was 1.6%, while in the non