Med Clin North Am. 2021 Mar;105(2):297-310. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2020.09.013. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis in the United States. Gouty arthritis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and is caused by hyperuricemia. Gout is effectively managed and potentially cured by decreasing the overall urate burden with serum urate-lowering therapy. When serum urate is maintained at less than 6.0 mg/dL urate deposition is resolved and gout can be cured. Unfortunately, owing to a lack of physician monitoring and dose escalation the majority of patients do not achieve these urate levels.