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Does pseudogout usually cause many symptoms?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Similar to gout
Pseudogout involves deposition of calcium pyrophosphate crystals (instead of uric acid as in gout) in joints, most frequently knees and wrists.
Presentation may be similar: joint pain, swelling, redness. In pts under 60y/o hyperparathyroidism or hemochromatosis should be ruled out. There is no definitive treatment, but corticosteroids injected into the affected joint may help.

In brief: Similar to gout
Pseudogout involves deposition of calcium pyrophosphate crystals (instead of uric acid as in gout) in joints, most frequently knees and wrists.
Presentation may be similar: joint pain, swelling, redness. In pts under 60y/o hyperparathyroidism or hemochromatosis should be ruled out. There is no definitive treatment, but corticosteroids injected into the affected joint may help.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes, it can
Pseudogout can present like gout, with a red, hot, painful joint.
It can also be subtle and have little or no pain at all. The symptoms can vary greatly, but will typically include pain, warmth, and swelling of a joint.

In brief: Yes, it can
Pseudogout can present like gout, with a red, hot, painful joint.
It can also be subtle and have little or no pain at all. The symptoms can vary greatly, but will typically include pain, warmth, and swelling of a joint.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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