arthropathy

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arthropathy

[‚är′thräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any joint disease.
A neurotrophic disorder of a joint, usually due to lack of pain sensation, found in association with tabes dorsalis, leprosy, syringomyelia, diabetic polyneuropathy, and occasionally multiple sclerosis and myelodysplasias.
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We retrospectively reviewed laboratory results and found that eight patients (13%) were confirmed to have crystal arthritis as crystals (MSU/CPP) were identified in their knee aspirates by means of polarized microscopy.
Crystal arthritis is the disease of a joint due to the deposition of crystals in the joint while gout is a medical condition generally indicated by frequent problems of severe inflammatory arthritis a red, tender, hot, swollen joint due to increased uric acid in the blood which crystallize and are deposited in joints, tendons, and nearby tissues.