BASIL VARKEY, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
To the editor: Characteristics of synovial fluid in sarcoid arthritis have not been well defined (1). Bloody (2) or purulent (3) synovial fluid and leukocyte counts of 26 000 and 1020/mm3 with neutrophil preponderance (1, 4) were reported in sarcoid arthritis of more than a year's duration. Mucin clot was normal in two instances (4), and absence of crystals was noted in two patients (1, 2). In one patient with sarcoid arthritis of less than a month's duration, the fluid had "numerous white cells" and a protein level of 4.42 g/100 ml (5).
Because of the paucity of data on
VARKEY B. Synovial Fluid in Sarcoid Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. ;81:557. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-557_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):557.
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