Uric acid associates with cognition in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Uric acid associates with cognition in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Tua Annanmaki and Anniina Pessala-Driver and Laura Hokkanen and Kari Murros},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  volume={14 7},
Cognitive dysfunction is common in Parkinson's disease (PD). Low plasma uric acid level is a risk factor for PD but its association with cognitive impairment in PD has not been previously studied. In the present study urine uric acid level as well as plasma uric acid- and homocysteine levels were measured in 40 patients with PD. Comprehensive neuropsychological tests including computerized tasks were performed on all. Both low plasma and low urine uric acid levels associated with decreased… CONTINUE READING
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