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CPPD DEPOSITION DISEASE-MANAGEMENT

Rheumatology

CPPD DEPOSITION DISEASE-MANAGEMENT

1. First-line therapy would be joint aspiration and NSAIDs and/or intraarticular glucocorticoid administration.

2. Colchicine can be used but may be less effective. Low-dose colchicine also can be used as prophylaxis for acute attacks.

3. Use oral prednisone if patients have refractory disease or are unable to take NSAIDs/colchicine.

4. Treate the underlying cause.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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