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September 25, 1981

Pseudogout Mimicking Systemic Disease

JAMA. 1981;246(13):1438-1440. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320130044023

Pseudogout is a great mimicker of other forms of arthritis, often leading to diagnostic confusion. The association of pseudogout and fever is less widely recognized. We describe eight patients in whom fever was a prominent manifestation of pseudogout leading to misdiagnosis, overinvestigation, and a delay in appropriate treatment.

(JAMA 1981;246:1438-1440)