Time to recognise gout as a chronic disease

Helen I Keen, Philip C Robinson, Nicola Dalbeth and Catherine Hill
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50512
Published online: 6 April 2020

To the Editor: In August 2019, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released a report on chronic musculoskeletal conditions in Australia.1

  • Helen I Keen1,2,3
  • Philip C Robinson4,5
  • Nicola Dalbeth6
  • Catherine Hill7,8

  • 1 Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, WA
  • 2 Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
  • 3 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • 4 Centre for Neurogenetics and Statistical Genomics, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 5 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 6 University of Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 7 Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • 8 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA


Competing interests:

Nicola Dalbeth reports grants and personal fees from AstraZeneca, grants from Amgen, and personal fees from Dyve, Hengrui, Horizon, Abbvie, Pfizer, and Janssen outside the submitted work. Helen Keen reports personal fees from Abbvie, Cornerstones, Roche, and Pfizer outside of the submitted work.


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