Mnemonic for Crystals in Gout and Pseudogout

Remember the properties of crystals in gout and pseudogout using the following mnemonic.

  • Gout vs. pseudo gout: crystal lab findings
  • Pseduogout crystals are Positive birefringent and Polygon shaped.

Gout therefore is the negative needle shaped crystals. Also, gout classically strikes great Toe, and its hallmark is Tophi.

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