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Pseudo-osteoarthritis and Pseudogout Are Other Names for Chondrocalcinosis

By May 23, 2009

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About 5% to 10% of the adult population have chondrocalcinosis. In chondrocalcinosis, calcium crystals (known also as CPPD or calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals) accumulate in the cartilage of joints. Chondrocalcinosis is frequently associated with pseudogout, osteoarthritis, and pseudo-osteoarthritis. The condition may also be associated with more severe forms of arthritis.

CPPD-associated osteoarthitis or pseudo-osteoarthritis is similar to but is not actually the same as typical osteoarthritis. Learn more about the symptoms that are similar and factors that distinguish the two conditions in What Is Chondrocalcinosis?

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