Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops when an excess of uric acid in the blood leads to deposits of uric acid crystals in one or more joints, causing inflammation.
0.8% of Australians had gout in 2014–15, based on self-reported survey data. That is approximately 192,000 people
4x more men than women have gout—8 in 10 (81%) of people with gout are men
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