Hypouricemia and Medullary Carcinoma of the Thyroid
Hypouricemia could be the result of diminished uric acid production, excess urate excretion, or a combination of these mechanisms. Recently, hypouricemia has been noted in a few patients with neoplastic diseases, particularly Hodgkin’s disease and pulmonary tumors1. In many cases, renal leak of uric acid was responsible for the low serum uric acid values due to structural tubulopathies, inappropriate ADH secretion, or an hypothetical production of a tumoral uricosuric substance that still remains speculative2.
KeywordsUric Acid Thyroid Carcinoma Serum Uric Acid Calcitonin Level Plasma Calcitonin
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