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What is Pseudogout?

What Is Pseudogout?

Pseudogout, also known as calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition, is a form of arthritis. It happens when calcium crystals build up in the synovial fluid, which helps lubricate the joints. This leads to painful and spontaneous swelling in the affected joints. Knees are the most affected part, but it can also occur in other body parts. People over 60 years old are at higher risk. Due to similar symptoms, many people often mistake pseudogout with gout or other rheumatic diseases. Though the condition is not cured, it can be treated to relieve pain and discomfort.[1]