Kidney nontumor

Tubulointerstitial disease

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Urate nephropathy



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Nikhil Sangle, M.D.
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Cite this page: Sangle N. Urate nephropathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneyurate.html. Accessed August 17th, 2022.
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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Gouty nephropathy

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