Document Type: Special Articles

Authors

1 Department of Neurology, Neurology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

3 Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

Abstract

Background: Impact of high level of uric acid on stroke is still controversial. We conducted this study to investigate the relationship between acute ischemic non-embolic stroke and serum levels of uric acid.Methods: This was a case-control study on patients with acute ischemic non-embolic stroke in Rafsanjan, Iran. The control group consisted of normal persons who were similar to the case group in terms of age and gender. Serum level of uric acid in the first 24 hours of admission was measured with photometry method.Results: In a total of 130 patients (59 mens), hyperuricemia was seen in 13.0% of subjects in the control group and 10.7% of subjects in the case group. Nine patients in case group and 7 patients in control group with hyperuricemia were women. No significant relationship was found between acute ischemic non-embolic stroke and serum level of uric acid.Conclusion: There was no relationship between uric acid and acute ischemic non-embolic stroke.