GGG – Gout Group Gothenburg
Gout is the most common inflammatory joint disease in the world as well as in Sweden, approximately 1,8 percent of the adult population of Sweden have gout. It leads to recurrent episodes of pronounced inflammation and joint pain. These are caused by an immunological reaction to urate crystals. These are formed due to increaed levels of urate in the blood, hyperuricemia. Gout is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, the metabolic syndrome and kidney disease. Urate lowering, curative, treatment is available since many years but it is suboptimally used in Sweden as well as in the world.