Find out about calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD, or pseudogout ) from the Cleveland Clinic. Read more to discover causes, symptoms. CPPD deposition can present as a chronic arthropathy, as occurred in Mr Steele’s case. It can also result in acute crystal-induced inflammation, ‘ pseudogout’. Also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease or CPPD, the common term “pseudogout” was coined for the condition’s similarity to.

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Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine. He has had mild episodes of knee pain in the past and is two years status post a left partial medial meniscectomy.

He has had mild relief with the use of anti-inflammatories. His past medical history is significant only for hyperparathyroidism and mild hypertension.


He denies any fevers or chills. His exam reveals a moderate condrocalcinsis effusion and diffuse pain and tenderness with palpation and range of motion.

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD) | Pseudogout

Weightbearing radiographs are shown below. The most likely etiology of the patient’s knee pain is characterized by which finding? Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine The complexity of this topic is appropriate for?

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Please login to add comment. Symptoms acute, onset joint tenderness warm, erythematous joint commonly on knee and wrist joints Physical exam erythematous, monoarticular arthritis joints tender to palpation may observe superficial mineral deposits under the skin at affected joints. Joint aspiration crystal analysis weakly positively birefringent rhomboid-shaped crystals.


Can result in permanent damage to the joints and renal disease.