Rheumatoid arthritis

Crystals versus bacteria: wait for joint aspiration

Crystal arthropathy is the most common cause of acute arthritis but clinicians should also be aware of the possibility of concomitant infection, according to new research. A retrospective review of 172 patients with acute arthritis who underwent a joint aspiration (mostly of the knee) at the Westmead and Auburn Hospitals, found more than half (52%) ...

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