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  • It is important to note that while hyperuricaemia predisposes to gout and nephrolithiasis, its presence does not indicate the presence of these conditions.
    • Causes of Hyperuricaemia

    • Increased Production

    • Diet - purines (liver, kidney, anchovies, mussels, bacon, veal, venison), ethanol, fructose
    • Haematologic - leukaemia, lymphoma, polycythaemia
    • Drugs - cytotoxic drugs, exogenous B12
    • Obesity
    • Psoriasis
    • Hypertriglyceridaemia
    • Reduced Excretion

    • Drugs - cytotoxics, diuretics, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, aspirin
    • Renal - hypertension, polycystic kidneys, CKD
    • Metabolic - dehydration, lactic acidosis, ketosis, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism
    • Obesity
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Pregnancy
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