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Definition of Pyrophosphate arthropathy

Pyrophosphate arthropathy: Joint damage due to deposition of calcium pyrophosphate. Pyrophosphate arthropathy most commonly affects the knees, wrists and knuckles and tends to be symmetrical.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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