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Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease

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Until recently, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease was a commonly overlooked condition. In the past 3 decades, considerable attention to its various clinical and radiographic manifestations has increased physicians’ awareness of this disorder. Chondrocalcinosis can no longer be considered the only significant radiographic feature of CPPD crystal deposition disease. An equally characteristic radiographic finding is the presence of other intra-articular and periarticular calcifications and structural joint damage. The pattern and distribution of structural joint damage (pyrophosphate arthropathy) are especially distinctive and can be differentiated from the features of degenerative joint disease to allow an accurate diagnosis of CPPD crystal deposition disease even in the absence of chondrocalcinosis.

The candidate will learn the mechanics of putting together an electronic poster presentation in lecture type format.
This will be an official peer-reviewed publication.
The publication will be a favorable addition to the candidate's CV.
The candidate will be the first author, and I am the second author.
A candidate is not limited to completing one project. He/she can do as many as they like! (There are always topics to teach about)
The candidate, myself, King's College Hospital Department of Radiology and King's College all benefit from this publication.
Dennis K. Bielecki, MD
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