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Maintenance of normouricaemia during adolescence in sickle-cell anaemia.
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PMID:  1527818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspects of uric acid metabolism were investigated during adolescence in 122 patients with sickle-cell anaemia in the steady state and 52 matched controls with normal haemoglobin AA. Plasma urate concentrations were significantly lower (P less than 0.02) in male patients than in male controls. No significant differences were observed between either female patients and female controls or total patient group and total control group. Further study in subgroups of the subjects showed that all indices of urinary urate excretion in male patients were significantly increased over male controls or female patients. The increases in these indices in female patients over female controls were not statistically significant. Significant inverse correlations were also found between plasma urate and either renal urate clearance (r = -0.483, P less than 0.02) or fractional urate excretion (r = -0.398, P less than 0.05) in the patients. These findings indicate that patients with sickle-cell anaemia maintain normouricaemia during adolescence by increasing renal urate disposal. This process appears to be more efficient in the male patients.
A O Olukoga; H O Adewoye; R T Erasmus; M A Adedoyin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-22     Completed Date:  1992-10-22     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anemia, Sickle Cell / metabolism,  urine*
Sex Factors
Uric Acid / urine*
Reg. No./Substance:
69-93-2/Uric Acid

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