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Ungoutedly time for a change
  1. Graham Reid
  1. Correspondence to Dr Graham Reid, University of British Columbia, 306-888 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 3Y1, Canada; reidgd{at}

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Dalbeth et al1 report the findings of dual-energy CT (DECT) scanning in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricaemia and symptomatic gout. This report reinforces the need to change our terminology, classification and management guidelines for gout as Dalbeth et al2 have already suggested in another study.

All current guidelines for the management of gout (recent review3) advise starting urate-lowering therapies for patients with …

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