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Chondrocalcinosis 2


Other Names for this Disease
  • Calcium gout
  • Calcium gout, familial
  • Calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy
  • Calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy, familial
  • Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease
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Treatment

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How might chondrocalcinosis 2 be treated?

There is currently no cure for chondrocalcinosis 2. Unfortunately, the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals can not be prevented and once present, these crystals can not be removed from affected joints.[1][2]

Therapies are available to manage the signs and symptoms of the condition. During episodes of joint pain, stiffness, and/or swelling, the following treatments may be recommended to relieve symptoms: joint aspiration (draining of fluid from the affected joint), corticosteroids injections, and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Small doses of a medication called colchicine or NSAIDS are sometimes prescribed to people with frequent and severe attacks in an attempt to prevent future episodes; however, this therapy is not effective in all cases.[1][2]
Last updated: 2/4/2015

References
  1. Constantine K Saadeh, MD. Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease. Medscape Reference. October 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/330936-overview.
  2. Chondrocalcinosis, Familial Articular. NORD. May 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/257/viewAbstract.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Chondrocalcinosis 2. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Calcium gout
  • Calcium gout, familial
  • Calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy
  • Calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy, familial
  • Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.