Chemical Characterization of Maltese-cross Birefringent Particles in Synovial Fluid Samples Collected From Symptomatic Joints

Joint Bone Spine. 2018 Jul;85(4):501-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Sep 28.


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Keywords: Calcium carbonate; Crystal-induced arthritis; Maltese-cross birefringent crystals; Raman microspectroscopy; Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy; Synovial fluid.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Birefringence
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Electrochemical, Scanning / methods*
  • Osteoarthritis / diagnosis*
  • Sampling Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Synovial Fluid / chemistry*
  • Synovitis / physiopathology*