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Prevalence of articular chondrocalcinosis in elderly sub jects in a rural area of Catalonia

  title={Prevalence of articular chondrocalcinosis in elderly sub jects in a rural area of Catalonia},
  author={Josep Ausi and Josep Brugulat and Miquel Casadevall and Teresa Esquerra and Josep Fontarnau and Alejandro Ganiko and V. Grenzner},
Objectives-To undertake an epidemiological survey of the prevalence of radiological chondrocalcinosis in the elderly population of Osona, a rural area of Catalonia, north east Spain. Methods-Knee and wrist radiographs were performed on 261 subjects (141 women, 120 men) aged at least 60 years, who attended a series of 35 general practitioners for various medical problems. Results-Twenty seven subjects had articular chondrocalcinosis, which represents a crude prevalence of 10%. Articular… 
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