Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of anakinra in inpatient management of acute gout and pseudogout. Methods. Hospitalized patients with acute gout (n = 77) or pseudogout (n = 11) or both (n = 3) were analyzed for response to anakinra and adverse effects. Results. Half of all patients had comorbidities limiting the treatment choice. Anakinra was well tolerated, and 92% of gout flares and 79% of pseudogout flares responded to treatment. Conclusion. Anakinra is an effective and safe treatment for acute gout and pseudogout in hospitalized patients, particularly in those with comorbidities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy