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What is pseudogout?

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Pseudogout is similar to gout but is generally a less painful condition caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals in the joints. While it can affect the large toe, it is more commonly seen in larger joints such as the knee, wrist, or ankle. More common after age 60 in both sexes, pseudogout is treated with anti-inflammatory agents.

From: Understanding Gout -- Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Medscape: "Gout and Pseudogout."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Medscape: "Gout and Pseudogout."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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