The evaluation of pseudogout begins with a history and physical examination. Signs of pseudogout occur most commonly in the knee, wrist or shoulder.
Physical findings in someone with pseudogout include:
- Joint swelling
- Joint tenderness
- Skin redness over the joint
- Joint stiffness:
- Decreased range of motion of the joints
Tests are required to make the diagnosis of pseudogout.
Tests that may be used to evaluate pseudogout include:
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