is more common in men than in
women. It is most common in men over age 30. In
women, it is rare for gout to occur until after menopause.1
Gout often runs in families. It is especially
common in people from the Pacific islands.1
Children are rarely diagnosed with gout. If a child does develop gout,
the doctor will check to see whether the child has a problem present since
birth (congenital) that is affecting
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June 12, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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