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Clinical Review

Diagnosis and management of gout

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1315

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Gout & renal impairment

The article on diagnosis & management of gout suggests treatment
with NSAI / colchicine or steroids if creatinine is < 167mmol/L.
Are there any suggestions as to the best way to treat when the creatinine
is higher than this? Some of my patients with gout have a significantly
higher creatinene than this.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 June 2006
Colin Scott
Pease Way Medical Centre DL55NH