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Gout in the Negro Female.

William E. Reefe, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):330. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-330_2
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Gouty arthritis is generally considered to be a disease of middle-aged white men and uncommon in women. It has been considered even rarer in the Negro female. Since 1953, only 25 cases have been reported in the literature. It is the purpose of this report to present 10 cases of gout in Negro females seen in a general hospital over a 3-year period. The clinical findings in these cases are compared to the classical historical description of gout in women, namely its occurrence in the postmenopausal state, the relative sterility of women with gout, and the older age of onset



gout ; blacks

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