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April 1980

Synovial Fluid Leukocytosis Associated With Intracellular Lipid Inclusions

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Booth Memorial Medical Center, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(4):560-561. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330160120044

• A unique case of an inflammatory monoarthritis associated with intracellular lipid inclusions in synovial fluid leukocytes is described. In contrast to previous reports, these lipid inclusions were uniformly intracellular, not associated with articular destruction, and not visible under ordinary light but readily seen under polarized light microscopy.

(Arch Intern Med 140:560-561, 1980)