Chronic calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease arthropathy associated with hypomagnesemia

Alan R. Erickson, Jane Y Yeun, Raymond J. Enzenauer

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We describe a case of a young woman with a magnesium renal wasting syndrome leading to severe hypomagnesemia and a chronic pseudoosteoarthritis calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease (CPDD) arthropathy. A chronic CPDD arthropathy secondary to hypomagnesemia has not been previously reported. The identification of CPDD, particularly in the young, can be a clue to the presence of a potentially treatable underlying metabolic disorder, such as hypomagnesemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Arthritis
  • Calcium pyrophosphate
  • Hypomagnesemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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