Benign positional vertigo and hyperuricaemia

East Afr Med J. 2005 Jul;82(7):376-8.

Abstract

Objective: To find out if there is any association between serum uric acid level and positional vertigo.

Design: A prospective, case controlled study.

Setting: A private neurological clinic.

Subjects: All patients presenting with vertigo.

Results: Ninety patients were seen in this period with 78 males and 19 females. Mean age was 47 +/- 3 years (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 12.4. Their mean uric acid level was 442 +/- 16 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.6 umol/l as compared to 291 +/- 17 (at 95% confidence level) with a standard deviation of 79.7 umol/l in the control group. The P-value was less than 0.001.

Conclusion: That there is a significant association between high uric acid and benign positional vertigo.

MeSH terms

  • Case-Control Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperuricemia / blood
  • Hyperuricemia / epidemiology*
  • Kenya / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Reference Values
  • Uric Acid / blood*
  • Vertigo / blood*
  • Vertigo / epidemiology*

Substances

  • Uric Acid