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How is gout different than septic arthritis?

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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis, however septic arthritis is not really an arthritic process, it is caused by an infection and must be treated immediately by a doctor.

In brief: Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis, however septic arthritis is not really an arthritic process, it is caused by an infection and must be treated immediately by a doctor.
Dr. James DeMeo
Dr. James DeMeo
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gout urate inflammat

Gout is due to inflammations from urate crystals in the joint.
Septic arthritis is due to an infection in the joint. Gout is not an infection.

In brief: Gout urate inflammat

Gout is due to inflammations from urate crystals in the joint.
Septic arthritis is due to an infection in the joint. Gout is not an infection.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gout is a disease

Caused by an elevation of uric acid in the bloodstream resulting in an acute arthritic attack.
Septic arthritis is a much more serious problem, an infection within a joint.

In brief: Gout is a disease

Caused by an elevation of uric acid in the bloodstream resulting in an acute arthritic attack.
Septic arthritis is a much more serious problem, an infection within a joint.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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