J. L. DEL ARBOL, M.D.
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To the editor: I read with interest the recent paper by Stein, Hasan, and Fox, "Ascorbic Acid-Induced Uricosuria" (Ann Intern Med 84:385-388, 1976).
In 1963 we published a paper "Influencia de la Vitamina C Sobre la Excrecion Del Acido Urico" [Influence of Vitamin C on Uric Acid Excretion] (Rev Clin Esp 89:101, 1963), in which we reported that a 0.5 g/day dose of vitamin C led to a significant increase of uric acid excretion in five of six cases studied by us. Thus we were surprised to find in the paper by Stein and colleagues the statement that single doses
ARBOL JLD. Ascorbic Acid and Uricosuria. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:829. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-829_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):829.
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