Gout as a new old problem faced by an outpatient care physician

Authors: Ján Gajdošík;  Zuzana Hlavičková
Authors‘ workplace: Neštátna ambulancia pre dospelých v Nových Zámkoch
Published in: Forum Diab 2019; 8(1): 29-36


Gout is a problem quite frequently encountered in outpatient care, whether by general practitioners for adults or specialized outpatient care physicians, in particular internists, nephrologists, cardiologists and oncologists. It is them who will see and treat patients with acute gout attacks within their competence the most frequently, while rheumatologists will rather see patients with gout associated complications – tophaceous gout or polyarthritic form of gout. The care of patients with gout is long-term and continuous, requiring cooperation between physicians and patient adherence. It is accompanied by a number of open issues, points lacking clarity which professional associations endeavour to address through publishing guidelines, available are recommendations from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), 3e-initiative (Evidence, Expertise, Exchange) – international association of rheumatologists, A + NZ (Australia and New Zealand), American College of Physicians (ACP), British Society for Rheumatology (BSR). The European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) provides recommendations (the rest from 2016) that are the most frequently used in the care of patients with gout/hyperuricemia in continental Europe [1].



DNA – corticosteroids – acute gout attack – allopurinol – nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs – prophylactic treatment – treatment of hyperuricemia

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