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What's the difference between gout and hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Gout is a

A condition that occurs when one has elevated uric acid where a reaction occurs, namely, pain, swelling etc usually in a distant extremity.
75% of time first metatarsophalangeal joint in foot. Hyperuricemia is elevated uric acid but not necessarily with an attack. Both should be monitored by a physician. While, hyperuricemia can be a symptomatic, it can still be dangerous.

In brief: Gout is a

A condition that occurs when one has elevated uric acid where a reaction occurs, namely, pain, swelling etc usually in a distant extremity.
75% of time first metatarsophalangeal joint in foot. Hyperuricemia is elevated uric acid but not necessarily with an attack. Both should be monitored by a physician. While, hyperuricemia can be a symptomatic, it can still be dangerous.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Disease and Lab

Result. Gout is due to tissue deposition of uric acid crystals.
Hyperuricemia is the result of a lab test showing elevated blood levels of uric acid. See this site for more information on gout. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001459/.

In brief: Disease and Lab

Result. Gout is due to tissue deposition of uric acid crystals.
Hyperuricemia is the result of a lab test showing elevated blood levels of uric acid. See this site for more information on gout. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001459/.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Clinical gout is extremely uncommon in the absence of hyperuricemia, but many, probably most, folks with hyperuricemia never get gout. Good luck.
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