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what is the difference between gout and arthritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Gout is : A monoarticular arthritis. (usually occurs in one joint). Arthritis is a broad term and includes all types including rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gouty arthritis.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Uric acid : If you have gout, you will also have a blood test that will tell you that your uric acid is too high. Gout typically only affects one area or foot, and not both like arthritis. Symptoms of gout will be all of these: red, hot swollen and so painful that you can barely touch it with your sock. Arthritis will have joint pain that is worse when you first get up and then get slightly better. See dr.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
One kind: Gout is one of four kinds of arthritis. It is inflammation in a joint caused by crystals. Other kinds of arthritis include degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory (like rheumatoid), and infections (eg, lyme).

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Gout: Is an inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks one joint at a time.This is caused by excessively high uric acid in blood from either producing too much or not excreting it fast enough. Arthritis is a general description for a inflamed or damaged joint/cartilage. There are many types of arthritis: gout is one of them.

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