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Who gets calcium crystal diseases?

Acute CPP crystal arthritis usually affects people in late middle-age or the elderly, and it’s rare if you’re under the age of 60. Men and women are equally affected. An attack of acute CPP crystal arthritis can happen in a joint that’s already affected by osteoarthritis.

Acute calcific tendinitis usually affects the shoulders of young or middle-aged adults. Again, men and women are equally affected.

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