D-lactic acid in synovial fluid. A rapid diagnostic test for bacterial synovitis.

  title={D-lactic acid in synovial fluid. A rapid diagnostic test for bacterial synovitis.},
  author={Jordi Gratac{\'o}s and Jos{\'e} Oscar Vila and Fabian Moya and Mar{\'i}a Marcos and Antonio Collado and Raimon Sanmart{\'i} and M. A. Brancos and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Jim{\'e}nez de Anta and Jos{\'e} Mu{\~n}oz-G{\'o}mez},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={22 8},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the usefulness of D-lactic acid levels in synovial fluid (SF) as a rapid test to support the early diagnosis of bacterial arthritis (BA). METHODS A simple modification of the enzyme method used for measuring L-lactic acid was used to analyze levels of D-lactic acid in SF from 20 cases of BA. Results were compared with those from 99 noninfectious arthritis, which included 90 inflammatory SF samples. Total white blood cell count (WBC), percentage of polymorphonuclears… CONTINUE READING


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