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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996


VIZCAINO LUNA, Yanelis et al. Gout Arthritis. Ten years of follow up. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.3, e105.  Epub 01-Dic-2019. ISSN 1817-5996.


gouty arthritis is a persistent metabolic disease that produces an increase of the circulating uric acid, with the resulting deposit of monosodic urate crystals in the tissues.


to characterize patients with gouty arthritis clinically and epidemiologically.


a descriptive investigation of 72 patients with a diagnosis of gouty arthritis, assisted at Arnaldo Milián Castro Clinical Surgical University Hospital was carried out from January 2008 to December 2017.


patients between 40 and 49 years of age were the most representative group with a highest incidence in not white patients and the male sex. Obesity and hypertension prevailed as previous personal antecedents. Alcohol intake was the most represented toxic habit. A crisis of inflammation of the big toe was the more frequent starting manifestation. Swelling of soft tissues was the main radiologic alteration.


gouty arthritis is present with a highest frequency in the male sex with a peak of incidence in the fourth decade of life. It is associated to bad diet habits and alcohol intake that could cause joint damage.

Palabras clave : gouty arthritis; gout; uric acid; hyperuricaemia.

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