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what causes high levels of uric acid in blood?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Gout, dehydration.: Gout, dehydration, and renal failure are the most common causes.
Answered on May 8, 2013
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
2 basic causes: You uric acid level is elevated either because you produce too much or your kidneys excrete too little. Simple tests can determine if there are any specific conditions causing the high level.
Answered on Aug 31, 2016
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