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What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Breiner
Dr. Robert Breiner
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: The type of crystal

Gout is caused by monosodium urate crystals.
Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals. In many ways they overlap with some of the same symptoms and treatments, but in other ways they can be very different.

In brief: The type of crystal

Gout is caused by monosodium urate crystals.
Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals. In many ways they overlap with some of the same symptoms and treatments, but in other ways they can be very different.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Different crystals

Gout is caused by uric acid crystals in the joint, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophoshate crystals.
Both can cause painful swollen joints. A correct diagnosis is important to get the right treatment.

In brief: Different crystals

Gout is caused by uric acid crystals in the joint, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophoshate crystals.
Both can cause painful swollen joints. A correct diagnosis is important to get the right treatment.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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