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American College of Rheumatology

Arthritis Foundation

Kirkwood Johnston, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Rheumatology

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Mark L Francis, MD, Chief, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Editors: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Arthur Weinstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University; Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine, Director, Section of Rheumatology, Washington Hospital Center.

REFERENCES:

Choi, H.K., S. Liu, and G. Curhan. "Intake of Purine-Rich Foods, Protein, and Dairy Products and Relationship to Serum Levels of Uric Acid: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." Arthritis Rheum 52 (2005): 283-289.

Lawrence, R.C., D.T. Felson, C.G. Helmick, et al. "Estimates of the Prevalence of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions in the United States. Part II." Arthritis Rheum 58 (2008): 26-35.

Perez-Ruiz, F., M. Calabozo, J.I. Pijoan, A.M. Herrero-Beites, and A. Ruibal. "Effect of Uratelowering Therapy on the Velocity of Size Reduction of Tophi in Chronic Gout." Arthritis Rheum 47 (2002): 356-360.


Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2014

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