Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Arthritis Pseudogout Underlying Cause

Pseudogout is caused by the formation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals inside joints. The presence of crystals within the joint leads to inflammation and joint pain. The cause for the crystal formation is unknown.

About 80% of patients with pseudogout are over the age of 60.

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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