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Crystal deposition disease

  • G. Faure
  • A. Gaucher
  • P. Netter
  • J. Pourel
  • J. Duheille
Part of the Inflammation: Mechanisms and Treatment book series (FTIN, volume 4)

Abstract

The number of crystalline compounds whose presence has been demonstrated in articular and periarticular structures has rapidly increased during the past 20 years thanks to progress in techniques of observation and identification. Their origin and the pathophysiological role which they play in the rheumatic disorders in which they are implicated are far from being well understood. Some effects ascribed to crystals might be only of incidental importance. This topic will be reviewed under four different headings:
  1. 1

    The identification of crystals.

     
  2. 2

    The different crystals implicated in rheumatic disorders.

     
  3. 3

    The pathophysiological consequences of inflammation and articular degeneration.

     
  4. 4

    The source of crystals.

     

Keywords

Synovial Fluid Rheumatic Disorder Calcium Pyrophosphate Monosodium Urate CPPD Crystal 
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References

  1. 1.
    McCarty, D. J. (1979). Pathogenesis and treatment of crystal-induced inflammation. In McCarty (ed.) Arthritis and Allied Conditions, pp. 1245–1261. (Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger)Google Scholar
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    Faure, G., Netter, P. and Gaucher, A. (1979). Microscopie électronique à balayage et pathologie articulaire. Etude de la membrane synoviale humaine.(Paris: Merck Sharp et Dohme Chibret)Google Scholar
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    Faure, G., Netter, P. Malaman, B., Steinmetz, J., Duheille, J. and Gaucher A. (1980). Scanning electron microscopy study of microcrystals implicated in human rheumatic diseases. SEM 1980/III 163.176. (AMF O’Hau (Chicago) SEM Inc.)Google Scholar

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© MTP Press Limited 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Faure
    • 1
  • A. Gaucher
    • 1
  • P. Netter
    • 1
  • J. Pourel
    • 1
  • J. Duheille
    • 1
  1. 1.France

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