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With the FDA release of the drug Uloric in 2009, the research and interest around gout and crystal arthropathies has exploded. Gout affects over 8 million Americans. The gout rate was 7% among Americans aged 60 to 79 in the early 1990s, compared with 9% by 2008. Among those aged 80 and older, the rate more than doubled, from 6% to 13% over the nearly 20-year time span. This topic has never been covered in Rheumatic Disease Clinics and it represents a large content hole. The articles will cover diagnosis, management, emerging therapies and imaging
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