Comparison between calcium pyrophosphate and monosodic urate induced inflammations of the palatal connective tissue
Suspensions of calcium pyrophosphate (CPPD) and monosodic urate (MS) induce an inflammatory response when injected subcutaneously1,2. CPPD deposits in man induce arthritides called pseudogout. The arthritis of pseudo-gout may last from 1 to 4 weeks and is lower in intensity than the arthritis of gout induced by MSU crystal deposits3. The clinical differences between gout and pseudogout suggest that pathophysiological processes of these diseases may differ. It seems that CPPD and MSU crystals are not treated in the same way by the surrounding tissues and cells.
KeywordsPolymorphonuclear Leukocyte Gouty Arthritis Palatal Mucosa Calcium Pyrophosphate Pseudo Gout
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