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Acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition arthropathy

Rosen, Thomas PA-C; Furman, Janet MMS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: June 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 6 - p 1–3
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000483101.96888.5c
Case Report

ABSTRACT Acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) arthropathy, also called pseudogout, is common, and becomes more prevalent as patients age. The presenting symptoms are similar to both gout and septic arthritis but may be treated differently. This article describes a typical patient presentation and management from an emergency medicine and orthopedic surgery standpoint.

Thomas Rosen practices at CORE Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Janet Furman is an assistant professor in the PA program at Rush University in Chicago, Ill., and practices in the ED at Rush University Medical Center. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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