What is the incidence of hyperuricemia in hypertension?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Hyperuricemia has a higher prevalence (25-40%) in individuals with hypertension and has been associated with increased morbidity in these patients. [15] In a study of 837 elderly patients with hypertension followed up over 3.5 years, Lin et al found that increases in uric acid levels were independently associated with decline in renal function. [16] Ding et al reported that serum uric acid concentration and prevalence of hyperuricemia were positively associated with osteoarthritis of the knee in a cohort of Chinese women. [17]


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