I found this great article about gout at AARP. From my own experience, I never thought about gout as a precursor to or associated with kidney disease. But many patients will have at least several episodes of gout as the disease takes its toll. At one point, I was having an attack every week! I was ready to have my feet amputated!

Anyway, good article about some myths about Gout. http://www.aarp.org/health/condition...ETIN-081412-H1