Are gout and pseudogout more common in men or women?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Gout has a male predominance. [27, 55] The estimated prevalence of gout is 5.9% in men and 2% in women. [45] This difference is largely a consequence of age at onset; estrogenic hormones have a mild uricosuric effect, and gout is therefore unusual in premenopausal women. For pseudogout, the male-to-female ratio is approximately 50:50.


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