WORKING GROUP NAME: GOUT

Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis, occurring more commonly than rheumatoid arthritis, with most recent prevalence estimates of 3.9% in the United States1. At the OMERACT meeting in 2008, 5 core domains for acute gout studies were endorsed:
Pain
Joint swelling
Joint tenderness
Patient global assessment
Activity limitations
In addition,several discretionary domains were identified including joint impairment, work disability, joint erythema, acute phase markers, and physician global assessment. Similarly, core domains for chronic gout were also defined and endorsed.

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