It has been a popular belief that gout does not typically occur in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our aim was to assess the occurrence, prevalence, clinical presentation and possible risk factors for gout in patients with RA.
Patients & methods
We retrospectively reviewed a population-based incidence cohort of patients who fulfilled 1987 ACR criteria for RA between 1980 and 2007. The cumulative prevalence of gout in RA adjusted for the competing risk of death was estimated.
- ■ The coexistence of gout and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is only rarely reported.
- ■ Our aim was to assess the occurrence, prevalence and risk factors for gout in RA in a population-based cohort.