Is gout a genetic disorder?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The heritability of serum urate levels is estimated at 63%. [28] Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several candidate loci associated with chronically elevated serum urate concentrations and gout. [29, 30, 31, 32]


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