Serum uric acid in acute gout. Nov 1997. Logan JA et al. Gout study showing how uric acid often falls during an acute gout flare. In this study, the average fell from 9.4mg/dL to 7.4mg/dL (0.56mmol/L to 0.44mmol/L)
The authors emphasize that this increases the risk of mis-diagnosis and poor patient management.