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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2001 Jun;8(2):134-139. Korean. Case Report.
Jeon CH , Choe WH , Ahn JK , Koh JH , Cha HS , Ahn JM , Koh EM .
Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jc7016@unitel.co.kr
Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD)crystal deposition disease is one of the most common causes of arthralgia in elderly.The acute form (pseudogout) may present as acute monoarticular or polyarticular arthritis.It is often accompanied by high fever and sometimes simulates acute infectious condition.The knee is the joint most frequently affected by pseudogout but other sites such as wrist,shoulder,ankle,elbow and hands may be affected.A few cases involving cervical and lumbar spine mistaken for CNS infection have also been described in foreign countries.We report here a case of CPPD crystal deposition disease mimicking meningitis.

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