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- n. A medical condition with symptoms resembling gout but caused by precipitation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in the joints instead of monosodium ureate crystals.
Since rhomboid crystal depositions can be seen in other clinical conditions such as pseudogout, this case invites consideration of plasma cell myeloma in the differential diagnosis of patients with rhomboid crystalline deposition in the bone marrow and in sites/organs other than the bone marrow.
However, the wrist, ankle, shoulder, elbow and hands are other joints where pseudogout strikes.
Most people don't realize there is a difference between gout and pseudogout.
DONOHUE: Will you please give some information on pseudogout?
Slide 14: Cont; Acute episodes of severe synovitis may occur in those who have gout or pseudogout.