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Mnemonics, MSK

Chondrocalcinosis Mnemonic – WHIP A DOG

This mnemonic has been commonly used to recall the differential diagnosis of chondrocalcinosis, the most common cause of which is pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease).

W – Wilson disease
H – hyperparathyroidism, hemophilia, hemochromatosis
I – idiopathic
P – pseudogout

A – acromegaly

D – diabetes
O – ochronosis
G – gout 

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I am a radiology physician from California, USA.

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