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13 URIC ACID




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This article is from the Interpretation Of Lab Test Profiles, by Ed Uthman uthman@neosoft.com with numerous contributions by others.

13 URIC ACID

Increase in serum uric acid is seen idiopathically and in renal
failure, disseminated neoplasms, toxemia of pregnancy,
psoriasis, liver disease, sarcoidosis, ethanol consumption, etc.
Many drugs elevate uric acid, including most diuretics,
catecholamines, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, salicylates, and large
doses of nicotinic acid.

Decreased serum uric acid level may not be of clinical
significance. It has been reported in Wilson's disease,
Fanconi's syndrome, xanthinuria, and (paradoxically) in some
neoplasms, including Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, and
bronchogenic carcinoma.

 

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