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I was told I have pseudo-gout.  is that the same thing?

I was told I have pseudo-gout.  is that the same thing?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

Can be: Pseudogout is similar to gout but due to a different crystal than uric acid. It causes arthritis and needs treatment. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001458/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

Gout: Is a collection of uric acid crystals in a joint, usually a smaller joint, and typically (but not always) the big toe joint. Pseudogout is caused by calcium oxalate crystals. The sudden onset of pain, redness and swelling is the same, but pseudogout tends to involve larger joints like the knees and elbows. ...Read more

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Arcoxia for pseudo gout any advice on that?

Arcoxia for pseudo gout any advice on that?

Ask for alternative: Arcoxia is not fda approved here in the usa, it is referred to as the "son of vioxx", which has been removed from the us market due to increased cardiovascular events. Better to be safe. Other anti-inflammatories may be just as effective and safer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pseudo gout, low potassium, or ra, how to know the difference?

Pseudo gout, low potassium, or ra, how to know the difference?

Very different: They're very different entities. A rheumatologist wouldn't have a lick of trouble distinguishing them . ...Read more

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What is pseudo-gout?

Pseudogout: Its an inflammatory arthritis caused by deposit of calcium into your joint. Typically affects the large joints but can affect your ankle as well as joint in your foot. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

Different crystals: The difference is the type of crystals that are causing the pain and inflammation. The initial treatment is the same. The long term treatment will probably be different. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pseudogout (Definition)

Pseudogout is a condition where calcium crystals build up in joints, causing ...Read more