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Uric acid and plasma lipids in cerebrovascular disease Part I, prevalence of hyperuricaemia

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5675.78 (Published 11 October 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:78
  1. John Pearce,
  2. Hasan Aziz

    Abstract

    Serum uric acid levels measured by the phosphotungstic sodium cyanide method have been estimated in 60 patients suffering from a cerebrovascular incident. Patients with diseases known to predispose to hyperuricaemia were excluded. Twenty-five per cent. of patients with acute strokes had hyperuricaemia, and this did not appear to be a transitory phenomenon. These findings suggest that hyperuricaemia may be one of the factors in the pathogenesis of atheroma.

    Footnotes

    • * Based on a paper read to Leeds and Newcastle Regional Physicians' Meeting on 17 May 1969.