To the Editor:—
I have read with interest the paper on the relationship of hyperuricemia to hypercholesteremia and acute myocardial infarction by Kohn and Prozan (J. A. M. A. 170:1909-1912 [Aug. 15] 1959). The authors implied that the hyperuricemia seen in their patients was a hereditary defect and gave no information as to other possible causes of hyperuricemia in this group. Hyperuricemia may be due to several causes other than heredity. The most common...