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.
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.