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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

How is the disease diagnosed?

The diagnosis of gout starts with a medical history and physical examination. Then the healthcare provider may do a joint aspiration, inserting a needle into the joint space to remove some of the joint fluid. The fluid is examined in the laboratory for the presence of calcium pyrophosphate crystals. Joint X-rays might be used to look for crystals in the joint.

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Pseudogout: Prevention & Expectations

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

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