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Pseudogout refers to a condition that mimics gout but is actually caused by deposits of calcium phosphate crystals, not uric acid crystals.
Supermac was rushed to hospital with suspected deadly sepsis only to find he had pseudogout, an arthritis that causes sudden painful swelling of joints.
Continue medication for as long as patient requests and does not find treatment overly burdensome Calcium and * Can contribute to pruritus, restless legs phosphate syndrome, calcium, and phosphorous depositions imbalance leading to myalgias, arthralgias, and pseudogout * Treatment is aimed at relieving these symptoms, if present, rather than correcting laboratory abnormalities * Treatment involves phosphorous-restricted diet and phosphate binders Decreased * Can contribute to weakness, fatigue and muscle loss active Vitamin D * If vitamin D deficiency is felt to be contributing to symptom burden, an active form of vitamin D can be started such as calcitriol at 0.
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease is characterized by the deposition of CPPD crystals in the articular cartilage visualized as intra-articular calcifications [chondrocalcinosis (CC)], with identification of the crystals in the synovial fluid, and an acute arthropathy called pseudogout.
The patient was sent for diagnostic imaging in consideration of differential diagnoses of gout, pseudogout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and septic arthritis.
The study's results showed that ultrasound provided excellent specificity for gout in the setting of acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), also known as pseudogout, particularly in distinguish ing the deposition of monosodium urate on the surface of cartilage (double contour sign), and calcium pyrophosphate within the matrix of the cartilage (interface sign).
Although some doctors might treat for gout without one, the presence of large needle-shaped crystals within the joint fluid confirms the diagnosis and can be used to differentiate gout from pseudogout or septic arthritis.
Sudo, "Tophaceous pseudogout in the knee joint mimicking a soft-tissue tumour: a case report," Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol.
2,3,9) Other crystal deposition diseases, which include gout (monosodium urate) and pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), are similar to acute calcific longus colli tendonitis in that they all deposit a crystalline substance into the soft tissues.
Olecranon bursitis, also termed "student's elbow," secondary to the inciting injury of chronic friction applied to a flexed elbow while studying, has numerous causes, including trauma, chronic repetitive micro-trauma and inflammatory diseases such as uric acid deposition in gout, extraarticular deposition of rheumatoid factor in rheumatoid arthritis and calcium pyrophosphate deposition, otherwise known as pseudogout.
Pseudogout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease
In the differential diagnosis of sacroiliitis, seronegative SpAs (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter syndrome, Behcet's disease, and inflammatory intestinal disease), pyogenic infection of the sacroiliac joint, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and metabolic diseases (gout, pseudogout, and hyperparathyroidism) must be considered primarily (5).
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