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[Diagnosis: synovial fluid analysis].

Authors
  • Gallo Vallejo, Francisco Javier
  • Giner Ruiz, Vicente
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atención Primaria
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
46 Suppl 1
Pages
29–31
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0212-6567(14)70041-1
PMID: 24467958
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Synovial fluid analysis in rheumatological diseases allows a more accurate diagnosis in some entities, mainly infectious and microcrystalline arthritis. Examination of synovial fluid in patients with osteoarthritis is useful if a differential diagnosis will be performed with other processes and to distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory forms. Joint aspiration is a diagnostic and sometimes therapeutic procedure that is available to primary care physicians.

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