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pseudogout

Pronunciation: su'do-gowt

Definition: Acute episodic synovitis caused by deposits of calcium pyrophosphate crystals rather than urate crystals as in true gout; associated with articular chondrocalcinosis; the genetics is unclear.

Synonym(s): calcium gout

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