Serum Uric Acid Levels in Psoriasis

  • J. T. Scott
  • M. A. Stodell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 165)


Psoriasis is commonly thought to be associated with hyperuricaemial and an association between the extent of psoriasis and serum uric acid has been observed2. These views have however been disputed3. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible presence of hyperuricaemía in uncomplicated psoriasis.


Alcohol Consumption Uric Acid Serum Uric Acid Psoriatic Arthritis Contact Dermatitis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Scott
    • 1
  • M. A. Stodell
    • 1
  1. 1.Kennedy Institute of RheumatologyBute GardensLondonEngland

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