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How is pseudogout diagnosed?

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Pseudogout can't be diagnosed from a blood test. Your doctor can do an X-ray of the joint to look for the presence of calcium containing crystals located within the cartilage. To diagnose the condition, you'll have fluid removed from the inflamed joint and checked under a microscope. Certain crystals indicates pseudogout.

From: Arthritis and Pseudogout WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The American College of Rhuematology. The Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2018

SOURCES: The American College of Rhuematology. The Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2018

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