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18-10-2018 | Crystal arthropathies | Case report | Article

Hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis: A clinical challenge for diagnosis and treatment

Fernando Pérez-Ruiz
Hyperuricemia is a common condition in the adult population, especially in the elderly and in those with comorbid conditions [1], and is a key factor associated with the risk of developing gout [2]. Chondrocalcinosis is a frequent finding in older patients, and the pathophysiologic foundation for the development of acute pyrophosphate arthritis (pseudogout) [3]. The coexistence of both conditions, although plausibly frequent [4], has not been widely explored in the literature, and is a challenge for diagnosis and treatment decision making.

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