Pseudogout in acute neuropathic arthropathy: a clue to pathogenesis?

R. M. Bennett, J. C. Mall, D. J. McCarty

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    Abstract

    The association of pseudogout and acute Charcot arthropathy is described in a 67 yr old man. The sudden collapse of the medial tibial plateau of his right knee was preceded by an episode of pseudogout. Attention is drawn to the frequent occurrence in the literature of the association of an acute inflammatory arthritis and Charcot arthropathy. It is suggested that pseudogout accompanying Charcot arthropathy is due to intra articular 'shedding' of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals, resulting from cartilaginous microfractures, and as such is indicative of progressive joint destruction.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)563-567
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnnals of the rheumatic diseases
    Volume33
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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