CPPD -->
calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
medical dictionary

<radiology> Manifestations can occur singly or in any combination, pseudogout, acute crystal-induced synovitis with clinical symptoms analogous to gout, arthropathy, beaklike osteophytes of 2nd, 3rd metacarpal heads, subchondral cysts (especially carpal bones), unusual distribution of disease (radiocarpal/ulnar joint, patellofemoral joint), SLAC - scapholunate advanced collapse, chondrocalcinosis, triangular fibrocartilage, symphysis pubis, menisci of knee, annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disk

Acronym: CPPD

(12 Dec 1998)