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New Drug May Fight Severe Gout

November 13, 2007

A small study found the pain symptoms of 10 people with severe grout were significantly reduced after being injected with rilonacept (IL-1 Trap). The study, presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting, found that IL-1 Trap blocks interleukin-1, a protein involved in inflammation. Researchers hope their results could lead to new treatments that prevent flares of intense pain associated with gout.

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  1. April 28, 2008 7:30 pm

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