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Can children develop gout?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cases of gout in children are extremely rare. If a child does develop gout, it is usually because of an inherited condition that affects their kidneys or uric acid production levels. Certain types of cancer, such as leukemia, may increase your child's risk, too.

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