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Volume 27, Issue 2, June 2016

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2016; 27(2): 22-25
Management of gout and hyperuricemia in elderly people
Authors Information

1: Department of Nephrology, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, Greece

2: Department of Nutrition, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, Greece

3: Department of Pathophysiology, “Laiko” General Hospital, Athens, Greece

4: Department of Rheumatology, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, Greece

Abstract
Gout is a common inflammatory arthritis affecting many elderly people. The management of gout in the elderly is a real therapeutic challenge due to medical co-morbidities and drug interactions. The traditional drugs already in use are frequently associated with side effects. The current therapeutic strategies for gout and hyperuricemia in elderly people involve are distinct but linked, with attention to safety.