Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 280-284.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2017.02.019

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Value and Progress of Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperuricemia

Zeyan GAO, Ke Lü()   

  1. Department of Ultrasound,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2016-08-28 Online:2017-04-20 Published:2017-04-20


Uric acid is the final end-product of purine metabolism and 70% of it is excreted through the kidneys. Chronic hyperuricemia can easily cause gout and meanwhile may affect the kidneys and cardiovascular system. In recent years,the incidences of hyperuricemia and gout have gradually increased. This article summarizes the correlation of hyperuricemia with hyperuricemic nephropathy,gouty arthritis,non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,and carotid atherosclerosis and the role of color Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of these lesions.

Key words: hyperuricemia, ultrasound, hyperuricemic nephropathy, gouty arthritis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, carotid atherosclerosis

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