Uric acid nephrolithiasis.

  title={Uric acid nephrolithiasis.},
  author={Scott E Liebman and Jeremy G Taylor and David A. Bushinsky},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={9 3},
Uric acid nephrolithiasis is typically found in individuals with a low urine pH and a normal concentration of urinary uric acid. Patients with a history of gout are at greater risk of forming uric acid stones, as are patients with obesity, diabetes, or the complete metabolic syndrome. The unifying renal tubular abnormality of these disorders appears to be the excretion of abnormally acidic urine. This article focuses on the relationship of these disorders to the development of uric acid stones… CONTINUE READING