Pseudogout is associated with a variety of conditions, including:
- Wilsons disease
- old age
It tends to cause a monoarthritis of a larger joint, classically a knee.
An XR may show chondrocalcinosis = soft tissue calcium deposition.
Treatment is with NSAIDs. If this is unsuccessful steroids or hydroxychloriquine can be considered.
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