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Question :
Posted On : 23 Apr 2020
Does hyperuricemia occur as acomplication in hereditary spherocytosis
A patient 14 yr old with hereditary spherocytosis presented with arthritis involving knee and ankles His serum uricacid is 7.4mg Ishe to be started on allopurinol
Expert Answer :
Through hemolysis, increased uric acid can occur. If the uric acid is the cause of the pain in knees and ankles, one may have to treat it.
Answer Discussion :
Muhammad Iqbal
hyperuricemia should not be considered as cause of arthritis unless joint fluid is tested for Crystals of mono sodium urate
4 years ago
Jehan Hakeem
No relation!
4 years ago

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