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November 11, 1968

Sickle Cell Anemia and Hyperuricemia

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine (Dr. Gold) and hematology (Drs. Williams, Spivack, and Grann), Montefiore-Morrisania Affiliation, Bronx, NY. Dr. Gold is now with the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio. Dr. Grann is now with Stamford (Conn) Hospital.

JAMA. 1968;206(7):1572-1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150070110030

Sickle cell anemia, hyperuricemia, and gout occurred in a 53-year-old woman. The hyperuricemia is felt to be the result of the increased erythropoiesis of sickle cell disease. This concept is supported by the finding of a significant incidence of hyperuricemia in other patients with sickle hemoglobinopathies.