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Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi. 2013 Apr;104(4):95-9.

[Increased rate of serum uric acid levels in Yusho sufferers].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Unit of Rehabilitation Sciences, Graduateschool of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan. toshiro@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Abstract

We measured serum uric acid levels in Yusho sufferers annually from 2007 to 2012 in Nagasaki prefecture. We observed an increased rate of serum uric acid levels in 38.2% of the male and 5.5% of the female sufferers. There was no relation among serum uric acid value, Body Mass Index, liver function, blood polychlorinated biphenyls and hypersensitive C reactive protein. We conclude that it is unclear if blood polychlorinated biphenyls may play a role in the increase of serum uric acid levels in Yusho sufferers.

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