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Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2004 Jun;6(3):217-20.

Update on identification of pathogenic crystals in joint fluid.

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  • 1VA Medical Center, 151K, University and Woodland Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Abstract

Crystal identification in joint fluid has been an essential part of diagnosis of joint disease. Recent advances have included progress in crystal identification on stained slides, attention to aspiration techniques, and arthrocenteses of asymptomatic joints. Challenges remain to increase use and optimize techniques.

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