Effects of Vitamins on the Renal Handling of Uric Acid

  • Irving H. Fox
  • H. B. Stein
  • S. L. Gershon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 76B)


The use of vitamins in megadoses has been popular in our modern society for the treatment of many problems. Although these compounds are often of dubious therapeutic value except for the specific management of vitamin deficiency, it has often been assumed that they are innocous in a large dose. Diseases associated with the excessive ingestion of certain vitamins are well known and new adverse effects are continually being described.


Ascorbic Acid Uric Acid Nicotinic Acid Serum Uric Acid Acetylsalicylic Acid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving H. Fox
    • 1
  • H. B. Stein
    • 1
  • S. L. Gershon
    • 1
  1. 1.Purine Research Laboratory, Rheumatic Disease Unit, Wellesley HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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