A 21-year-old member asked:
I was told i have pseudo-gout. is that the same thing?
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Endocrinology 25 years experience
Not same as gout: Both gout and pseudo-gout will cause sudden, painful swelling in joints, and both are caused by deposits of crystals in the joints. However, gout is caused by uric acid crystals, and is often associated with lifestyle and dietary factors, and metabolic diseases. Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, and is related to advancing age, history of trauma, other medical conditions.
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Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Gout is an arthritis in which painful flares are caused by monosodium urate crystals. "pseudogout" means "false gout." attacks of pseudogout may look like gout but are caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2018
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