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Benign positional vertigo and hyperuricaemia.
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PMID:  16167713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To find out if there is any association between serum uric acid level and positional vertigo. DESIGN: A prospective, case controlled study. SETTING: A private neurological clinic. SUBJECTS: All patients presenting with vertigo. RESULTS: Ninety patients were seen in this period with 78 males and 19 females. Mean age was 47 +/- 3 years (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 12.4. Their mean uric acid level was 442 +/- 16 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.6 umol/l as compared to 291 +/- 17 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.7 umol/l in the control group. The P-value was less than 0.001. CONCLUSION: That there is a significant association between high uric acid and benign positional vertigo.
A M Adam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-19     Completed Date:  2005-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 21425-00505 Nairobi, Kenya.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Hyperuricemia / blood,  epidemiology*
Kenya / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Reference Values
Uric Acid / blood*
Vertigo / blood*,  epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
69-93-2/Uric Acid

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