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East Afr Med J. 2005 Jul;82(7):376-8.

Benign positional vertigo and hyperuricaemia.

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Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 21425-00505 Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To find out if there is any association between serum uric acid level and positional vertigo.

DESIGN:

A prospective, case controlled study.

SETTING:

A private neurological clinic.

SUBJECTS:

All patients presenting with vertigo.

RESULTS:

Ninety patients were seen in this period with 78 males and 19 females. Mean age was 47 +/- 3 years (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 12.4. Their mean uric acid level was 442 +/- 16 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.6 umol/l as compared to 291 +/- 17 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.7 umol/l in the control group. The P-value was less than 0.001.

CONCLUSION:

That there is a significant association between high uric acid and benign positional vertigo.

PMID:
16167713
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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