Review | Volume 17 Number 1: 0 | 20 Feb 2022

Management of gout in the primary care setting


Gout is a commonly treated inflammatory arthritis that is often managed in the primary care setting. This disease is prevalent among the multi-ethnic Malaysian population. Unfortunately, gout is still frequently managed sub-optimally, even in the hospital and primary care settings. Gout should be considered a major disease since it can potentially lead to multiple disabilities from joint destruction, nephropathy and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this review are to summarise the latest updated information and management of gout in the primary care setting.