Gerald Falasca

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Pseudogout (Calcium Phyrophosphate Deposition Disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Pseudogout refers to the clinical entity of acute joint inflammation that occurs because of an inflammatory response to deposited calcium-containing crystals. The term chondrocalcinosis refers to deposition of these crystals within the articular cartilage (Figure 1). The most common crystal causing this is calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD). Most joints…

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