Hyperuricemia Follow-up

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

See the list below:

  • For patients with symptomatic hyperuricemia, provide regular follow-up evaluations with serum uric acid level determinations.
  • For patients with gout, attempt to maintain uric acid levels below 6 mg/dL.
  • For patients with a history of uric acid nephrolithiasis, provide follow-up determinations of 24-hour urine excretion of uric acid to ensure that therapy has helped lower the excretion into the reference range.
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Deterrence/Prevention

Hyperuricemia can often be prevented by reducing purines in the diet.

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Complications

Possible complications of hyperuricemia include the following:

  • Gout
  • Acute uric acid nephropathy
  • Uric acid nephrolithiasis
  • Chronic renal insufficiency [32]
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Patient Education

Dietary education is important for patients with hyperuricemia. For patient education information, see Diet and Gout

and Uric Acid in Blood.

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