Gene variant explains racial disparities in adverse reactions to urate-lowering drug

Posted by on April 13, 2016 4:09 pm
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A multi-institutional study finds significant racial disparities in the risk that patients being treated for gout will develop a serious, sometimes life-threatening adverse reaction to the most commonly prescribed medication, a risk that closely correlates with the frequency of a gene variant previously associated with that adverse reaction.

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