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Table 1 Clinical parameters and score activities of the patient

From: Chronic calcium pyrophosphate crystal inflammatory arthritis induced by extreme hypomagnesemia in short bowel syndrome

Parameter Before treatment 6 months after treatment
Body weight (kg) 52 59
Body mass index (kg/m2) 16.4 18.0
Stool frequency (stools/day) 4-6 1-2
Disease activity by food intolerance score (n = points) 25 5
Disease activity (joint attacks/week) 4-5 none
Consumption of prednisone (mg/day) 15 1.5
Number of painful joints 4 0
Quality of life Severe reduction Slight reduction
  1. Clinical parameters and score activities of the patient with SBS, extreme hypomagnesemia and calcium pyrophosphate crystal inflammatory arthritis (chondrocalcinosis) at the time of diagnosis and 6 months after intense interdisciplinary treatment.