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World J Nephrol. 2015 Jul 6;4(3):324-9. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v4.i3.324.

Asymptomatic hyperuricemia following renal transplantation.

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Gianni Bellomo, Department of Nephrology, MVT Hospital, 06059 Todi(Pg), Italy.


Evidence is accumulating indicating a role for uric acid in the genesis and progression of kidney disease, and a few studies are beginning to show a possible beneficial effect of urate-lowering therapy. Whether this holds true for renal allograft recipients is not clear. In this short review evidence from epidemiological as well as intervention studies is summarized and discussed, with some practical considerations presented at the end.


Allopurinol; Febuxostat; Renal transplant; Urate lowering therapy; Uric acid

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