NHS experiences surge in patients with Victorian disease

‘The NHS has experienced a rise in cases of a disease common in the Victorian era.

Gout – the disease in question – is a type of arthritis that causes sudden, severe joint pain, and affects around 1.5 million Brits.

It has been warned by the NHS that cases of the historic disease have been rising by 20 percent in the last three years, with 250,000 admitted to hospital with gout between 2021 and 2022.

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It comes as the UK has seen a rise in a number of illnesses commonly seen during the Victorian era, with the NHS revealing that patients in England were diagnosed with one of 13 ‘Victorian’ illnesses after being admitted to hospital on 421,370 occasions last year, between March 2021 and March 2022.

They include gout, tuberculosis, malnutrition, whooping cough, measles, scurvy, typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria, mumps, rickets, cholera, and a vitamin D deficiency.‘



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