Gout without crystals on initial synovial fluid examination

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-194
Number of pages2
JournalRhumatologie - Revue International de Rhumatologie
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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