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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles


Alternate Names : Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease, CPPD

Pseudogout | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

There is no known prevention for pseudogout. Effective treatment of disorders of the thyroid or parathyroid glands may delay the onset of pseudogout in some individuals.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

An individual with pseudogout can suffer from worsening arthritis and permanent disability. However, with good treatment, outcomes are usually excellent.

What are the risks to others?

Pseudogout is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Pseudogout: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 07/13/01

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