Quantified: Increased risk of CKD with gout
Patients with gout are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with people who do not have the condition, a British study shows.
In the retrospective analysis, more than 41,000 people with incident gout (mean age 57) were matched with people without the disease. Participants were followed for a median of six years to see how many went on to develop CKD of stage 3 or worse.
While 16.2% of those with gout developed CKD stage ≥3, only 9.5% of people without gout were later diagnosed with CKD.
Those with gout had a 78 increased risk of CKD stage