Gout and Kidney Disease
Gout is a
common disease caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. The uric
acid can deposit in joints and cause gout.
Gout is more common in kidney disease because the body has difficulty getting
rid of uric acid in the urine.
There are several types of inherited kidney disease that are associated with a
high frequency of gout. These conditions
are studied by the Rare Inherited Kidney Disease Research Team at Wake Forest
School of Medicine, led by Anthony Bleyer, M.D., M.S., a professor in the
Section on Nephrology.
that cause gout and kidney disease include uromodulin kidney disease and
inherited kidney disease due to mutations in renin.
conditions are associated with gout and progressive kidney disease. These conditions are inherited, often with
many family members affected. Sometimes,
only a parent and child are affected in a family.
Our research team has been studying these
conditions for over 20 years. If you
think you may have one of these conditions, please contact Dr. Bleyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, see our website on this disorder at clicking here.