Research Progress Related to Gout

Over the last several decades, research has greatly increased our understanding of the immune system, genetics, and biology. NIAMS and the National Institutes of Health continue to support researchers studying ways to better manage gout and its symptoms including:

  • Studying the biology of the joints to help understand the molecular underpinnings of the disease.
  • Researching how genetics and environmental factors can lead to gout.
  • Exploring the molecular factors that may trigger individuals with gout to have recurrent flares.
  • Determining which medications and dosages are the most effective and safest.
  • Studying new tools to diagnose gout and potential therapies to treat the disease.
  • Researching which cells are involved in gout attacks.
  • Studying how diet can prevent gout flares and affect symptoms.

For more info

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Drugs@FDA at is a searchable catalog of FDA-approved drug products. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

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American College of Rheumatology

Website: (en inglés)

Arthritis Foundation

Website: (en inglés)

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