Non-crystalline and crystalline rheumatic disorders in chronic kidney disease

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Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology



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Medical Subject Headings

Bone Remodeling; Calcium Oxalate; Chondrocalcinosis; Crystallization; Gout; Humans; Renal Osteodystrophy; Rheumatic Diseases; Uremia


Musculoskeletal Diseases | Rheumatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases


Rheumatic syndromes are cause for morbidity in patients with end-stage renal disease. Recent advances in understanding the role of tissue remodeling have provided insight into the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for some of these manifestations. Here, we survey recent and clinically relevant advances in translational research that impact our understanding of rheumatic syndromes seen in patients with significant renal disease. The management of acute and chronic crystalline arthropathies in chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis patients is discussed.

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Citation: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2008 Jul;10(3):235-48. doi: 10.1007/s11926-008-0038-1 Link to article on publisher's site


At the time of publication, Jonathan Kay was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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