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What are the differences between RA, OA and gout?

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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. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic auto-immune condition that affects many joints of body including hand, feet, knees and elbows. OA is more of a "wear and tear" arthritis: cartilage in joint wears from overuse.

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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. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic auto-immune condition that affects many joints of body including hand, feet, knees and elbows. OA is more of a "wear and tear" arthritis: cartilage in joint wears from overuse.
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