Performance of classification criteria for gout in early and established disease

William J. Taylor, Jaap Fransen, Nicola Dalbeth, Tuhina Neogi, H. Ralph Schumacher, Melanie Brown, Worawit Louthrenoo, Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado, Maxim Eliseev, Geraldine McCarthy, Lisa K. Stamp, Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Francisca Sivera, Hang Korng Ea, Martijn Gerritsen, Carlo Scire, Lorenzo Cavagna, Chingtsai Lin, Yin Yi Chou, Anne Kathrin TauscheGeraldo Da Rocha Castelar-Pinheiro, Matthijs Janssen, Jiunn Horng Chen, Ole Slot, Marco Cimmino, Till Uhlig, Tim L. Jansen

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Objectives. To compare the sensitivity and specificity of different classification criteria for gout in early and established disease. Methods. This was a cross-sectional study of consecutive rheumatology clinic patients with joint swelling in which gout was defined by presence or absence of monosodium urate crystals as observed by a certified examiner at presentation. Early disease was defined as patient-reported onset of symptoms of 2 years or less. Results. Data from 983 patients were collected and gout was present in 509 (52%). Early disease was present in 144 gout cases and 228 non-cases. Sensitivity across criteria was better in established disease (95.3% vs 84.1%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy


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