It can also be called calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition or cartilage calcification, which is synovitis induced by calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystallization.
Pseudogout can generally be divided into 4 categories:
2 sporadic (unexplained);
3 secondary to other metabolic diseases, such as hyperparathyroidism, gout, hepatolenticular degeneration, etc.;
4 after trauma or surgery.
Unlike gout, pseudogout is not significantly associated with the production and excretion of inorganic pyrophosphate. The acute exacerbation of pseudo-gout is mostly caused by the loss of crystallization from cartilage to the bursa, and the factors that promote the shedding may be many, such as trauma, parathyroid surgery, and another acute inflammatory arthritis.
Treatment mainly includes symptomatic treatment (analgesia) and treatment for primary disease.