Pseudogout | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of pseudogout?

Pseudogout causes pain, swelling, stiffness and warmth in large joints. It most commonly affects the knees, but it can also affect the elbows, ankles, wrists, shoulders or hands. Pseudogout attacks can be sudden, and the symptoms may last for days or weeks. Some people who have pseudogout don’t have any symptoms between attacks. In other cases, pseudogout can cause constant pain and discomfort. This chronic (long-lasting) pseudogout may seem similar to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/09

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