Gout prevalence flushed out by wastewater allopurinol analysis

The first Australian wastewater-based epidemiological (WBE) study of gout using allopurinol excretion as a biomarker has estimated a median national prevalence of about 2.9% (range 0.5% to 8%). The finding is consistent with the range of 1.5% – 9.1% seen in other Australian patient and survey data, say researchers from the Queensland Alliance for Environmental ...

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