Question Number 1251

the following are true of pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease)

a) there is a recognised association with hemochromatosis
b) the disease most commonly presents itself as an osteoarthritis
c) typically spares the patello-femoral joint space cartilage
d) sub-chondral fragmentation is characteristic
e) the crystals give off a positive birefringent diffraction pattern

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