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Disease or Condition — Muscle, Bone, and Connective Tissue Disorders:
sporadic chondrocalcinosis

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Chondrocalcinosis is a condition in which calcium deposits form in the cartilage of the joints. It is also known as calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition disease. It is a sporadic condition, meaning that it is not inherited and does not run in families. It is most commonly seen in middle-aged and elderly individuals, and is more common in men than in women. Symptoms of chondrocalcinosis include joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as physical therapy to improve joint mobility.

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