THOMAS J. PEKIN JR., M.D.; THEODORE I. MALININ, M.D.; NATHAN J. ZVAIFLER, M.D.
Reiter's syndrome is recognized as the symptom complex of nongonococcal urethritis, conjunctivitis, arthritis, and, frequently, mucocutaneous lesions. The clinical aspects of the syndrome have been well investigated (1, 2), but the synovial fluid changes thus far reported have revealed little other than the noninfectious, inflammatory nature of the synovitis. This paper reports two unusual findings in the synovial fluid from patients with Reiter's syndrome: hemolytic complement (C′) levels higher than those found in the synovial fluid from other types of joint diseases, and the presence of macrophages containing polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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PEKIN TJ, MALININ TI, ZVAIFLER NJ. Unusual Synovial Fluid Findings in Reiter's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;66:677–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-4-677
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(4):677-684.
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