Serum uric acid levels in patients with cirrhosis: a reevaluation.

Abstract

It has been reported that the serum uric acid levels in patients with cirrhosis were decreased compared with healthy subjects. These studies suggested that the lower serum uric acid levels in cirrhotic patients were attributed mainly to an increased effective vascular volume, and consequently to an excessive renal clearance of uric acid. However, the… (More)

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