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I want to know what is the difference between gout and arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Gout is a form of arthritis.

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What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 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.

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