J Vet Diagn Invest 2020 Aug 6:1040638720945307. Epub 2020 Aug 6.
Joint Pathology Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Pseudogout, also known as calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition disease or chondrocalcinosis, is caused by crystalline deposits of CPPD within the extracellular matrix of articular hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage, and within articular and periarticular connective tissue. Using a variety of laboratory techniques, we diagnosed pseudogout in the right hindlimb digit V of a 12-y-old Standard Poodle. Histologically, the joint, bone, tendon, and dermis were expanded and effaced by masses of mineralized, rhomboid crystals surrounded by macrophages, multinucleate giant cells, fibrous connective tissue, and chondroid and osseous matrix. Read More