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EULAR: Amputations of body parts: The combination of diabetes and gout significantly increases

EULAR: Amputations of body parts: The combination of diabetes and gout significantly increases

Compared to the average population, people suffering from both gout and diabetes have a 25 times higher risk of requiring an amputation of peripheral limbs such as feet, toes or lower legs. This is the result of a study presented by experts from the US at the virtual annual congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2020.

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