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Cholesterol microcrystals in rheumatoid arthritis synovial liquid Volume 82, numéro 1, Janvier-Février 2024

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1 Bordeaux University, INSERM, BRIC, U1312, 33076, Bordeaux, France
2 Biochemistry Department, CHU Bordeaux, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, Bordeaux, France
3 Rheumatology Department, CHU Bordeaux, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, Bordeaux, France
4 Medical biology laboratory, Arcachon Hospital Centre, France
* Correspondance E. Richard

Clinical casesSynovial fluid (SF) analysis by polarization microscopy is routinely performed to enable diagnosis of crystal-induced arthritis [1]. Monosodium urate and calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystals are the most commonly observed and clinically relevant allowing the diagnosis of gout disease and chondrocalcinosis arthropathy respectively. Cholesterol crystals (CC) are found only sporadically in the synovial fluid (0.2-0.7% of articular samples) and are more frequently associated with rheumatoid [...]