Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 23, 2018
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are the common presentations of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the prognosis of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Where can patient education information about calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD) be found?

What causes calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of genetics in the etiology of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the prevalence of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD) in the US?

What are the demographics predilections in the prevalence of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What comorbidities are associated with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Presentation

What are presentations of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are the radiographic features of asymptomatic (lanthanic) calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of an acute pseudogout presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a pseudo-osteoarthritis presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a pseudorheumatoid arthritis presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a pseudoneuropathic joint presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute pseudogout in calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pseudo-osteoarthritis in calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pseudorheumatoid arthritis in calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are complications of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

DDX

How is septic arthritis differentiated from calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

How is Gitelman syndrome differentiated from calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease?

Workup

What are the diagnostic criteria for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

How is chronic arthritis differentiated from calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are criteria-based categories of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of arthrocentesis in the workup of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What are the histologic features of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of a metabolic evaluation in the diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of pseudogout in calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of pseudorheumatoid arthritis in calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of ultrasonography (US) in the workup of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

What is the role of drug treatment for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-Inflammatory Agents are used in the treatment of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease?