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Are some people more prone to getting pseudogout?
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
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In brief: In some cases
Pseudogout refers to a type of arthritis that causes sudden episodes of joint pain and swelling.
It is due to the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints and surrounding tissues. People can inherit a predisposition to pyrophosphate accumulation and are at higher risk for disease. Other risk factors include age, iron storage problems and parathyroid gland diease.

In brief: In some cases
Pseudogout refers to a type of arthritis that causes sudden episodes of joint pain and swelling.
It is due to the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints and surrounding tissues. People can inherit a predisposition to pyrophosphate accumulation and are at higher risk for disease. Other risk factors include age, iron storage problems and parathyroid gland diease.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Also, elderly are at higher risk.
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