Frequency of Hyperuricemia Inpatients with Backache in General Population
Objective: To determine frequency of hyperuricemia in patients with backache in general population and to compare the results with international studies. Study Design: cross sectional Descriptive Case Series. Place and Duration: In outdoor patients of medicine department Allied hospital Faisalabad, from 01-08-2016 to 31-01 -2017. Methodology: Adult patients of either gender with low backache were Included in the study. Patients of chronic renal failure and osteomalacia patients were excluded. Nonprobability consecutive sampling technique was used. After enrolment of patients according to criterion an informed consent was taken. Uric acid level was checked in all patients. Uric acid level 4 to 5.7mg/dl for females and 4-7.0mg/dl for males were taken as normal. Results: We included 100 patients. Age ranged from 12-80 years (mean =40.50±15.2years). Out of these100 patients 17% patients were having hyperuricemia. Among patients regarding age distribution 57% were below age 40 and 43% were above age 40. In above 40 years age group hyperuricemia was seen in 76.47%(13pts) In below age 40 years group 23.53% (4pt) had hyperuricemia. The p value is (.002) significant indicating an important relationship between age above 40 and hyperuricemia. Out of 100 patients regarding gender distribution 54 %were females and 46 % were males. Amongst 17%patients having hyperuricemia 64.7 %(11pt) were female and 35.3 % (6pt) were male and P value regarding gender distribution was 0.331. Conclusion: hyperuricemia is common in Pakistani population and needs to be considered in most of patients with backache especially females who are more predispose to this condition.