Pseudogout manifests with acute pain and inflammation of a joint, usually the knee. It looks very similar to gout ; however, it is caused by a different type of crystal called calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD). Some people with pseudogout have a condition called CPPD crystal deposition disease. This condition may mimic early osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Various causes of CPPD deposition disease should be ruled out to help prevent additional joint damage.
Choosing Your San Antonio Pseudogout Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Pseudogout?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.