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By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD
RA affects the joints, surrounding tissues, and sometimes other organs.
Petsch used a scan to look for uric acid deposits in their feet. She found that 13% of the patients had positive scans.
Even though the scan was positive, it doesn't mean for sure the patients have gout. The result could have been a false-positive.
Men were more likely to have both conditions than women.
These findings were presented at a medical conference. They should be considered preliminary, as they have not yet undergone the "peer review" process, in which outside experts scrutinize the data prior to publication in a medical journal.
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