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Total fasting, hyperuricaemia and gout
  1. J. Runcie,
  2. T. J. Thomson


    Hyperuricaemia occurred in forty-two obese subjects treated by total fasting.

    This was apparently harmless in that it did not lead to acute gout in any patient, including one male known to be a sufferer from gout.

    The relationship between hyperuricaemia and the acute arthropathy of gout is discussed.

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