Frequency of Raised Serum Uric Acid in Patients with Stroke; A Cross-Sectional Study

Rehana Kousar, Mirza Sijeel Ahmad, Robina Kousar, Sobia Latif, Anam Zargham, Arif Khan


Objective: To define the rate of raised serum uric acid in patients with Stroke.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of study: The study was carried out in the Department of Medicine, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from 13th July 2017 to 12th January 2018.
Materials and Methods: A total of 96 cases of ischemic Stroke aged 26-74 years were selected. Cases with hemorrhagic Stroke who were consuming anti-hyperuricemia medications, diuretics, and Gout were excluded. Patients who fulfilled the clinical or radiological diagnostic criteria of Stroke underwent laboratory tests which included serum uric acid levels, fasting lipid profile, 24hrs urine for creatinine clearance and proteinuria, blood sugar levels, and renal profile.
Results:   Among 96 patients from 26 to 74 years of age, with a mean of 54.01 ± 12.42 years. Fifty six cases (58.33%) were from 51 to 74 years of age, 48 (50.0%) were male, and 48 (50.0%) were females. Hyperuricemia was found in 55 (57.29%) patients, whereas there was no Hyperuricemia in 41 (42.71%) patients.
Conclusion: The rate of raised serum uric acid is high in patients with Stroke.

Keywords:   Hyperuricemia, Serum Uric Acid, Stroke.

How to cite this: Kousar R,Ahmad MS,Kousar R, Latif S, Zargham A, Khan A. Frequency of Raised Serum Uric Acid in Patients with Stroke; A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study. 2023; 4(3): 319-324. doi:

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