Coexistent septic and crystal arthritis. Report of four cases and literature review

J Rheumatol. 1986 Jun;13(3):604-7.


The coexistence of acute crystal induced synovitis and septic arthritis is an uncommonly reported occurrence. Twenty-two cases have been reported. Four additional patients are described and possible pathogenic mechanisms discussed. The diagnosis of one of these entities should not preclude a diligent search for the other.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthritis / complications*
  • Arthritis / metabolism
  • Arthritis, Infectious / complications*
  • Chondrocalcinosis / complications
  • Crystallization
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged