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Is it true that elevated uric acid and gout can raise creatinine level? my nephro doctor told me so.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: It is called a gouty nephropathy and is caused by the deposition of uric acid crystals in the kidney. It is the results of longstanding uncontrolled gout.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: This happens when crystals of uric acid form in the kidney parenchyma -- "urate ephropathy". There is a severe acute form that is unmistakable; there's disagreement as to whether mild elevations of uric acid do this -- i'm a pathologist interested in kidney and haven't seen anatomic evidence that it's so. Consider adding a uric-acid lowering agent if you have clinical gout.

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