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Who commonly gets pseudogout?

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Pseudogout affects both men and women. Like gout, pseudogout occurs more frequently in people over age 60. It's unusual for young people to develop pseudogout. People who have a thyroid condition, kidney failure, or disorders that affect calcium, phosphate, or iron metabolism are at increased risk for pseudogout. Pseudogout also is commonly seen in people who have osteoarthritis. "Attacks" of osteoarthritis associated with pain, swelling, and redness of the joint may in fact be due to 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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