Pyrophosphate arthropathy, Chondrocalcinosis causes, diagnosis, treatment

Definition It is a crystal deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) in cartilage (chondrocalcinosis). It is a common age associated phenomenon (>55) that particularly targets the knee . Aetiology (Causes)

Definition
It is a crystal deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) in cartilage (chondrocalcinosis). It is a common age associated phenomenon (>55) that particularly targets the knee .
Aetiology (Causes)
It is idiopathic, it can occur with certain metabolic diseases e.g hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, hyperparathyroidism and chronic renal failure patients under regular hemodialysis .
Clinical picture 
There are different clinical patterns
1- Mono arthritis.                      
• Especially in the knee.          } Attacks of pseudogout
• Male = Female, old age.
2- Pseudo-rheumatoid arthritis with polyarthritis for months.

3- Pseudo-osteoarthritis.
4- Pseudo-neuropathic with severe destruction (charcot joint like) .
5- A symptomatic (common).

Diagnosis of Pyrophosphate arthropathy

X ray :  calcification of articular cartilage.
Pyrophosphate-arthropathy-Chondrocalcinosis

ESR +++  - CRP +++
TLC +++
• Examination of joint fluid crystals by polarizing microscopy.

Treatment

• NSAID
• Intra articular corticosteroids if indicated.

COMMENTS

BLOGGER
Name

andrology,2,Cardiology,10,Differential-diagnosis,5,E.N.T,31,General Surgery,4,General-Health,6,GIT,19,Gynecology,1,Hepatology,8,Internal-medicine,1,Microbiology,3,Orthopedics,1,Psychiatry,3,Respiratory-diseases,59,Rheumatology,50,STDs,3,Symptomatology,9,Urology,36,
ltr
item
Med2Date: Pyrophosphate arthropathy, Chondrocalcinosis causes, diagnosis, treatment
Pyrophosphate arthropathy, Chondrocalcinosis causes, diagnosis, treatment
Definition It is a crystal deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) in cartilage (chondrocalcinosis). It is a common age associated phenomenon (>55) that particularly targets the knee . Aetiology (Causes)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dMzmgvXF1go/UfF6IV69AdI/AAAAAAAAEdo/gz4d6DxjW7A/s1600/Chondrocalcinosis.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dMzmgvXF1go/UfF6IV69AdI/AAAAAAAAEdo/gz4d6DxjW7A/s72-c/Chondrocalcinosis.jpg
Med2Date
http://www.med2date.com/2013/07/pyrophosphate-arthropathy.html
http://www.med2date.com/
http://www.med2date.com/
http://www.med2date.com/2013/07/pyrophosphate-arthropathy.html
true
1129835733813637495
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy