What's the difference between gout and hyperuricemia?

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.
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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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