Crystal Deposition Diseases

Clinical Presentation


Classification of Gout

Mechanism of Gouty Attack – vicious circle: precip. Þ inflammation Þ acidÞ precip.

Stages and Treatment of Gout

Hyperuricemia and Vascular Disease

Pseudogout – caused by calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition

Hydroxyapatite Crystal Disease – a.k.a. Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome

Arthropathy of Dialysis – particularly a problem with peritoneal dialysis