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October 1979

Hypouricemia and Malignant NeoplasmsA New Case of Xanthinuria

Author Affiliations

From the Renal-Electrolyte Section, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(10):1186-1187. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630470094030

An 80-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland was noted to have persistent severe hypouricemia with serum uric acid values of 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL. Urinary excretion of uric acid was very low and a diagnosis of xanthinuria was made.

(Arch Intern Med 139:1186-1187, 1979)