How does gout affect kidney stones?

William J. Martin, MD
Kidney stones are frequent in people with gout - they are found in 10% to 25% of people with gout. The likelihood of kidney stones increases as a person's uric acid level increases. Uric acid stones and calcium stones also increase in people with gout.

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