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How are arthritis and gout different?

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In brief: Arthtitis and Gout

Arthritis is associated with erosion of cartilage within a joint that can happen at any joint.
Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the body and the most common joint to find it in is the big toe joint. Arthritis gereraly has no uric acid.

In brief: Arthtitis and Gout

Arthritis is associated with erosion of cartilage within a joint that can happen at any joint.
Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the body and the most common joint to find it in is the big toe joint. Arthritis gereraly has no uric acid.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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In brief: Cause of gout

Gout is the result of a metabolic disease where crystals attack the joint.

In brief: Cause of gout

Gout is the result of a metabolic disease where crystals attack the joint.
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