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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

Different crystals: The difference is the type of crystals that are causing the pain and inflammation. The initial treatment is the same. The long term treatment will probably be different. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

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). ...Read more

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What is the difference between plantar faciatis and gout?

Night and day: Gout does not involve the heel bone. It is a severe inflammatory arthritis which often effects the joint at the base of the great toe. Plantar fasciitis is related to a tear. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

Inflammation: "itis" of any kind is a general term for inflammation. Arthritis stands classically for inflammation in a joint. Inflammation can be caused by multiple causes including gout. Gout inflammation is acute and can be recognized by it's severity, the joint it involves etc. It is best to see your doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned about this diagnosis. ...Read more

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

Two completely: Different diseases. Gangrene is not enough blood flow. Gout is excessive uric acid that cystalizes in joint. Treatment is also completely different. Get to a doctor. ...Read more

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Toe pain -- what is the difference between a bone spur or gout?

Causation: A spur is part of degeneration. This may be due to genetics, aging, old trauma. The toe may hurt, but usually is not hot, red, or swollen. Gout is a problem with metabolism; urate levels in the body are up and crystals will form, causing intense inflammation. A toe with gout with be warm, swollen, red, very tender. Gout is usually much more painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more