chondrocalcinosis

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chondrocalcinosis

 [kon″dro-kal″sĭ-no´sis]
deposition of calcium salts in the cartilage of joints. When accompanied by attacks of goutlike symptoms, it is called pseudogout.

chon·dro·cal·ci·no·sis

(kon'drō-kal'si-nō'sis),
Calcification of cartilage.
[chondro- + calcium + G. -osis, condition]

chondrocalcinosis

/chon·dro·cal·ci·no·sis/ (-kal″sĭ-no´sis) the presence of calcium salts, especially calcium pyrophosphate, in the cartilaginous structures of one or more joints.

chondrocalcinosis

[kon′drōkal′sinō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, chondros + L, calyx, lime; Gk, osis, condition
an arthritic disease in which calcium deposits are present in the peripheral joints. It resembles gout and often occurs in patients over 50 years of age who have osteoarthritis or diabetes mellitus. It most commonly invades the knee joint. Aspiration of synovial fluid from the affected joints reveals crystals of calcium salts, especially calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate. Inflammation and pain may be relieved by intraarticular injections of hydrocortisone and by antiinflammatory medications. Also called pseudogout. Compare gout.
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Chondrocalcinosis

chondrocalcinosis

Pseudogout Rheumatology A chronic gout-like recurrent arthritis characterized by calcium pyrophosphate deposition in multiple joints

chon·dro·cal·ci·no·sis

(kon'drō-kal-si-nō'sis)
Calcification of cartilage.
[chondro- + calcium + G. -osis, condition]

chondrocalcinosis

The deposition of crystals of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate in cartilage. Degenerative changes result and, in joints, a form of arthritis, known as PSEUDOGOUT, occurs.

chondrocalcinosis

cartilage calcification

chondrocalcinosis

deposition of calcium salts in the cartilage of joints.
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