Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD) is a rheumatologic disorder with varied symptoms arising due to the accumulation of crystals of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate in the connective tissues. It is more commonly known by alternative names that specify certain clinical or radiographic findings, although neither is synonymous with CPPD. Pseudogout refers to the acute symptoms of joint inflammation or synovitis: red, tender, and swollen joints that may resemble gouty arthritis (a similar condition in which monosodium urate crystals are deposited within the joints). Chondrocalcinosis, on the other hand, refers to the radiographic evidence of calcification in hyaline and/or fibrocartilage. Pyrophosphate arthropathy is a term that may refer to either of the above. Statistically, the knee joint is the most commonly affected
thanks for the Failsafe info--By much research, and trial and error, and a few allergy tests, I have worked out a diet very similar--but you are right, the Au site has stuff no one else has. I have pretty severe reactions to fruit--what i think is the porphyria severe central gut pain--always just assumed it was the fructose--but after looking at the Failsafe diet site, see it is salicylates that are the culprit. Could never understand why i could pretty much tolerate the odd golden apple, but no other apples--and sure enough, golden is the one with the least salicylates! And figs put me in the hospital--again, high salicylates--grapes and raisins create havoc etc etc--all the high salicylate foods are ones i have found can't tolerate--including broccoli--although i seem okay with broccoli sprouts (will have to research if sprouting alters the salicylate).
Yet, can't tolerate the NSAIDS for pain relief, aspirin works despite being high salicylate.
Wishing you all good luck--as I read you description, I could feel it! Was that way for ages--first got gallbladder out, didn't help at all. Then found to have severely compromised liver, so that has been the drs focus for years now--when I think it is also porphyric pain going on. Diet and supplements help immensely.
Let us know how it works out.
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