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HYPERURICEMIA

HYPERURICEMIA 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 is chronic renal insufficiency. It would be of great interest to learn the frequency of blood urea nitrogen elevation among the 50 patients reported on in this paper. Also information should be given as to the possible presence of blood dyscrasias that are associated with hyperuricemia (Talbott: Medicine 38:173 [May] 1959; Gutman: Ann. Int. Med. 39:1062 [Nov.] 1953). Finally, in a group of patients with acute myocardial infarction, it is possible that some http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

HYPERURICEMIA

JAMA , Volume 171 (10) – Nov 7, 1959

HYPERURICEMIA

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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...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1959.03010280125031
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Abstract

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 is chronic renal insufficiency. It would be of great interest to learn the frequency of blood urea nitrogen elevation among the 50 patients reported on in this paper. Also information should be given as to the possible presence of blood dyscrasias that are associated with hyperuricemia (Talbott: Medicine 38:173 [May] 1959; Gutman: Ann. Int. Med. 39:1062 [Nov.] 1953). Finally, in a group of patients with acute myocardial infarction, it is possible that some

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Published: Nov 7, 1959

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