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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CARVAJAL CARVAJAL, Carlos. El ácido úrico: de la gota y otros males. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.182-189. ISSN 2215-5287.

Uric acid is a waste product of purine catabolism in humans, and is excreted in urine. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in hyperuricemia and its association with a number of clinical disorders other than gout, including preeclampsia, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and cardiovascular events. Also high levels of blood uric acid have been associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. Hyperuricemia might play a double role as a risk factor for these diseases and as a pathological condition.

Keywords : Hyperuricemia; preeclampsia; gout..

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