Kidney nontumor
Tubular and interstitial diseases
Urate nephropathy

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 March 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Urate nephropathy [title]

Cite this page: Sangle, N. Urate nephropathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneyurate.html. Accessed June 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
    Three types:
  • Acute uric acid nephropathy due to precipitation of uric acid crystals in tubules, causing acute renal failure; associated with chemotherapy for leukemia / lymphoma
  • Chronic urate nephropathy, associated with gout and lead exposure from drinking “moonshine”
  • Uric acid stones, in 22% with gout and 42% with secondary hyperuricemia

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Chronic urate nephropathy


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Uric acid stones

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Gouty nephropathy