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Clinical and roentgenographic aspects of pseudogout: a study of 50 cases and a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7008926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudogout, defined as recurrent acute arthritis due to intrasynovial deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals, is a relatively common arthritic disorder of the elderly. The clinical and roentgenographic aspects of 50 cases of pseudogout in hospitalized patients are reviewed in this paper. Oligoarticular and polyarticular episodes were observed in half of these patients. Antecedent problems included infection, trauma, surgery and vascular events. Consistent with previous reports, most patients had roentgenographic evidence of chondrocalcinosis. A third had asymptomatic capsular or periarticular calcific deposits or both, and a third had pyrophosphate arthropathy, a progressive, destructive, accelerated form of osteoarthritis. An attack of pseudogout may offer a clue to the presence of an unsuspected metabolic disease, such as primary hyperparathyroidism or idiopathic hemochromatosis.
A G Fam; J R Topp; H B Stein; A H Little
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-13     Completed Date:  1981-05-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Calcium Pyrophosphate / metabolism
Chondrocalcinosis / metabolism,  radiography*,  therapy
Foot / radiography
Hip Joint / radiography
Knee Joint / radiography
Leukocyte Count
Shoulder Joint / radiography
Synovial Fluid / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
10086-45-0/Calcium Pyrophosphate

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