Audit of closed synovial biopsy in the diagnosis of inflammatory joint disease.


In a prospective study, the clinical features and synovial histopathology of 78 patients with joint disease were compared. Nineteen patients had early rheumatoid disease, 19 chronic rheumatoid, 17 chondrocalcinosis or osteoarthritis, 10 persistent monoarthritis and 14 other miscellaneous arthropathies. After semiquantitative assessment of the degree of… (More)