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CPPD crystals were first identified in 1961 in the synovial fluid of patients with gout-like symptoms without sodium urate crystals, which were described by McCarty as CPDD [4].
Patients who are actively using drugs or without interest in treatment have generally been considered to experience only a small increase in risk over their daily use through experimental participation (National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse 2000; CPDD 1996).
For complete CPDD (College on Problems of Drug Dependence) Meeting information at the Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort visit: http://www.