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Acute calcific periarthritis outside the shoulder: a frequently misdiagnosed condition.
  1. G S Johnson,
  2. H R Guly
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK.


    Thirteen patients presented to an accident and emergency (A&E) department with acute calcific periarthritis of joints other than the shoulder. In only three patients was the correct diagnosis made on the initial attendance with inappropriate treatment and delay in recovery as a result. The specific features and guidelines for management of this condition are reviewed.

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