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Concomitant septic and gouty arthritis

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Location: http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/42/9/1062

Description: CONCLUSIONS: Septic arthritis coexistent with gout presented a diagnostic difficulty. An early diagnosis requires a high level of suspicion. Prompt aspiration and analysis of the synovial fluid is imperative, regardless of the absence of fever or leucocytosis. Culture of the aspirated synovial fluid is warranted in gouty attack, even when it has a low white cell count or the Gram stain reveals no organisms.
Concomitant septic and gouty arthritis--an analysis of 30 cases. Yu KH, Luo SF, Liou LB, Wu YJ, Tsai WP, Chen JY, Ho HH. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2003 Sep;42(9):1062-6.

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Author/Contact: Yu et al
Institution: Rheumatology
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Language: English

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