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Primer: CPPD Disease (Pseudogout)

In with the new and out with the old. "Pseudogout" is out. Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) is in.




Gout’s relationship with food intake can be tricky, so which is better: Eating foods lower on the glycemic index scale or lower in carbohydrates?


Survey shows that gout patients prefer prescription medicine and natural remedies for gout. Researchers urge adopting a patient-centric approach to care.

In this slideshow, we summarize each of the 11 new gout treatment guidelines issued by EULAR in July.


The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) issued new gout treatment guidelines this week, the first since 2006.


CPPD disease, once known as pseudogout, is underdiagnosed. A thorough analysis of synovial fluid can help improve outcomes, researchers say.


For patients with gout, new evidence suggests arhalofenate can be used to safely prevent flare-ups, as well as reduce serum levels.

In 2015, ACR and EULAR issued classification criteria for gout. The scoring system is summarized here in an easy to use format for physicians and patients.


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