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Acute pseudogout after pamidronate infusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18500436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 72-year-old man, treated with a 60-mg intravenous infusion of pamidronate for shoulder hand syndrome, developed after few hours an acute pseudogout arthritis of his right knee. Diagnosis was confirmed by synovial fluid analysis and was associated with hypocalcemia. Only a few cases are reported in the literature. The mechanism of this potential side effect remains speculative.
Daniel Wendling; Guillaume Tisserand; Vincent Griffond; Clarisse Saccomani; Eric Toussirot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1205-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, University Teaching Hospital Minjoz, EA 3186, University of Franche-Comté, Boulevard Fleming, Besançon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chondrocalcinosis / chemically induced*
Diphosphonates / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Infusions, Intravenous
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diphosphonates; 40391-99-9/pamidronate

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