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2022 Sep 18

World J Orthop



Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in a 9-year-old with osteomyelitis of the knee: A case report.


Pavlis W, Constantinescu DS, Murgai R, Barnhill S, Black B
World J Orthop. 2022 Sep 18; 13(9):870-875.
PMID: 36189334.


Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPPD), or pseudogout, is an inflammatory arthritis common among elderly patients, but rarely seen in patients under the age of 40. In the rare cases presented of young patients with CPPD, genetic predisposition or related metabolic conditions were almost always identified.