J. Desmond O'Duffy, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In an effort to elucidate the as yet unknown factors that predispose to pseudogout, patients who had had attacks of pseudogout while hospitalized were reviewed. In 1970 and 1971, 28 such patients were seen (19 men and 9 women) with ages ranging from 53 to 92 years (mean, 70 years); 10 of these patients were seen during their first episode of pseudogout. A total of 31 episodes were observed. Twenty-one of the 28 patients were recovering from an operation.
Postoperative attacks occurred at a mean of 6.5 days (median, 3 days). A large number (11) occurred after orthopedic surgery, especially
O'Duffy JD. Pseudogout Attacks in Hospital Patients.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:834. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-834_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):834.
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