Aluminum-containing particles in synovial fluid of a patient with normal renal function and chondrocalcinosis.

@article{Mora1999AluminumcontainingPI,
  title={Aluminum-containing particles in synovial fluid of a patient with normal renal function and chondrocalcinosis.},
  author={Gema Mora and A. G. Leyva and M A Benyacar and L M Cayetti and H O Venarotti},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={83-9; discussion 89}
}
A 48-year-old Caucasian woman presented a tender effusion of small volume, with a mild increase in skin temperature in her right knee and wide spread chondrocalcinosis found radiologically. She had normal renal function, had undergone a gastrectomy, and was receiving therapeutic doses of aluminum hydroxide antacids. Synovial fluid analysis showed small, irregular, nonbirefringent particles that stained intensely positive with the alizarin red stain. Scanning electron microscopy, energy… CONTINUE READING