A 62-yr-old man presented with typical acute gout of the left ankle joint. Monosodium urate crystals were not detected in the initial synovial aspiration; however, a repeated search for the latter, done on the same joint 12 hours later, revealed numerous typical crystals of monosodium urate. It is concluded that the initially negative synovial fluid analysis does not eliminate definitely the diagnosis of gout.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Rhumatologie - Revue International de Rhumatologie|
|State||Published - 1982|