Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease (CPPD) is also called Pseudo Gout. Pseudogout is caused by crystals called calcium pyrophosphate in joints that may lead to arthritis. Risk factors of pseudogout may include hyperparathyroidism, amyloidosis, gout, and degenerative arthritis. The complications may arise with pseudogout with difficulty in walking and injury to the cartilage and bone of affected joints.
Some of the symptoms of CPPD:
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs inflammation in joints especially in knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and wrist. Early treatment may help in quick recovery.