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Pseudogout

Pseudogout, also known as CPPD (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease), is caused by deposits of calcium phosphate crystals in affected joints, not uric acid crystals as in gout.
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Pseudogout - 10 Things You Should Know
Proper diagnosis of pseudogout is important. Here are 10 facts you should know about pseudogout.

Is It Gout Or Pseudogout?
Gout and pseudogout are similar in some ways yet different in other ways. The term pseudogout means "false gout". How much do you know about both diseases?

Is There a Diet to Help Control Pseudogout?
Pseudogout is the result of CPPD disease. The crystals causing pseudogout are calcium pyrophosphate crystals. For gout, uric acid crystals are deposited in the affected joint.

What Is CPPD (Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease)?
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease, also known as pseudogout, is sometimes confused with gout.

Pseudogout
Information on the cause, symptoms and treatment of Pseudogout. Pseudogout is a joint disease that may include intermittent attacks of arthritis. Pseudogout is caused by the collection of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints. It can be initially be misdiagnosed as gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis because the symptoms are similar to those of these conditions.

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CPPD - Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease involves intra-articular and/or extra-articular deposition of CPPD crystals. Information on the cause, symptoms and treatment of CPPD (Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease), from Merck Manual.

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