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July 1974

Hypouricemia: An Incidental Finding Indicating Xanthinuria or Defective Reabsorption of Uric Acid

Author Affiliations


From the Mason Clinic (Dr. Healey) and the University of Washington School of Medicine, (Drs. Healey, Skeith, and Simkin), Seattle.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(1):46-47. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320190048005

In the course of one year, two patients were encountered with incidental serum uric acid values of 0.2 and 0.3 mg per 100 ml. Hypouricemia may be more prevalent than would be suggested by the small number of previously reported cases. Urinary uric acid determinations provide a simple means of evaluating the causes of hypouricemia in such patients.

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