Basal urinary pyrophosphate excretion in pseudogout

Authors

  • Michael Pflug M.D.,

    Associate in Medicine
    1. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Daniel J. McCarty M.D.,

    Professor of Medicine, Corresponding author
    1. Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 950 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
    • Section of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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  • Frank Kawahara Ph.D.

    Research Associate
    1. Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Abstract

Urinary pyrophosphate excretion was measured in 4 patients with calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease, and was found to be in the low normal range reported by others. A more strictly controlled diet may account for the relatively low values obtained.

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