uric acid infarct


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u·ric ac·id in·farct

obsolete term for precipitates of uric acid distending renal collecting tubules in the newborn; because no necrosis is present, the term infarct is a misnomer.
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uric acid 'infarct'

A popular term for the yellowish streaks seen in young children at the tips of the renal papillae, which corresponds to normal collections of uric acid crystals in terminal collecting tubules Clinical Asymptomatic.
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uric acid infarct

An infarct in the kidney caused by obstruction of the renal tubules by uric acid crystals.
See also: infarct
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