Is it Gout or Pseudogout?

Watch out for an arthritic condition that imitates other types of arthritis.

Like gout, pseudogout is caused by a build-up of crystals in joints. The main difference between the two conditions lies in the type of crystals. In the case of pseudogout, crystals called calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) collect in joints and areas surrounding joints. The knee is most commonly affected, but the condition can also cause symptoms in the wrist, shoulder, elbow, ankle, fingers or toes.
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