Gerald Falasca, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

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Gout (Monosodium Urate Deposition Disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The classical presentation of gout (also called podagra) is monoarthritis affecting the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint that , often awakens the patient in the middle of the night. Gout can occur as a monoarthritis, oligoarthritis, or a polyarthritis. The areas…

Pseudogout (Calcium Phyrophosphate Deposition Disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Pseudogout refers to the clinical entity of acute joint inflammation that occurs because of an inflammatory response to deposited calcium-containing crystals. The term chondrocalcinosis refers to deposition of these crystals within the articular cartilage (Figure 1). The most common crystal causing this is calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD). Most joints…

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