Pyrophosphate arthropathy: a clinical and radiological study of 105 cases.

  title={Pyrophosphate arthropathy: a clinical and radiological study of 105 cases.},
  author={P. A. Dieppe and Graeme J. M. Alexander and Holger E. Jones and Michael T. Doherty and David G. I. Scott and Adrian R. Manhire and Iain Watt},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={41 4},
105 consecutive patients who presented to a rheumatologist because of joint disease and who also had evidence of deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPD) were studied clinically and radiologically. There were 76 women (mean age 73) and 29 men (mean age 62). Of only 18 patients below the age of 60 at presentation 12 were men. The majority of the younger male group suffered from acute attacks of synovitis, and had no clinical or radiological evidence of joint damage. In contrast the… CONTINUE READING


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