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 metabolism.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology|
|Last Revised||June 12, 2012|