articular chondrocalcinosis

ar·tic·u·lar chon·dro·cal·ci·no·sis

a disease characterized by deposits of calcium pyrophosphate crystals free of urate in synovial fluid, articular cartilage, and adjacent soft tissue; causes various forms of arthritis commonly characterized by goutlike painful attacks, swelling of joints, and radiologic evidence of calcification in articular cartilage (pseudogout); inherited as an autosomal dominant trait in some cases, and associated with certain diseases in others. An inherited autosomal dominant form is caused by a mutation in the human ankylosis gene (ANKH).
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Historically, various nomenclatures such as pseudorheumatoid arthritis, pseudoankylosing spondylitis, articular chondrocalcinosis, and pseudogout have been employed to describe CPPD disease (2, 4).
Articular chondrocalcinosis, hyperparathyroidism and pseudogout: hypomagnesaemic crisis.
A hereditary type of idiopathic articular chondrocalcinosis. Survey of a pedigree.
Soubrier, "Efficacy of anakinra in articular chondrocalcinosis: report of three cases," Joint Bone Spine, vol.

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