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Hand and wrist involvement in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6315809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical records and hand and wrist radiographs of 51 patients with calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease have been analyzed, and symptomatology and radiologic abnormalities have been correlated. Characteristic roentgenographic features included cartilage and synovial calcification and arthropathy of the metacarpophalangeal joints and the radiocarpal compartment of the wrist, including scapholunate dissociation. Clinical-radiologic correlation revealed many asymptomatic patients with calcification and arthropathy and many symptomatic patients with normal radiographs. Thorough radiologic evaluation may reveal many patients with this disorder before the onset of clinical symptoms.
C S Resnik; B W Miller; R H Gelberman; D Resnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-27     Completed Date:  1984-01-27     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  856-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / metabolism,  radiography*
Calcium Pyrophosphate / metabolism*
Diphosphates / metabolism*
Hand / radiography*
Middle Aged
Wrist / radiography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diphosphates; 10086-45-0/Calcium Pyrophosphate

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