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Will allupurinol help with pseudogout?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No: Allopurinol affects uric acid (the problem in gout). Pseudogout is caused by deposition of calcium pyrophosphate in joints, not uric acid.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
No: Alopurinol is meant to reduce uric acid.

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