PSEUDOgout - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2012
USMLE Forums Addict
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 183
Threads: 79
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 27
Default PSEUDOgout

does alcohol increase attack rate of PSEUDOGOUT as well?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 02-26-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 62
Threads: 24
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 17

Ha its funny you asked this because I remember answering a question like this wrong a few months ago on my MSK system test.

No, PG is caused by Ca2+ crystals and Gout with uric acid crystals.

The reason Gout is associated with alcohol consumption is because alcohol produces lactic acid and B-hydroxybutyric acid which compete with uric acid at a transporter in the PCT to be excreted in the urine. Therefore alcohol will decrease uric acid excretion and precipitate gout.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr.NickRiviera (02-26-2012)


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Four Hs of Secondary Pseudogout rasheed USMLE Step 2 CK Mnemonics 1 04-30-2014 05:43 AM
Pseudogout Associations Mnemonic khushboo USMLE Step 2 CK Mnemonics 0 06-07-2010 12:16 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)