Detection of multiple viral DNA species in synovial tissue and fluid of patients with early arthritis.

@article{Stahl2000DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of multiple viral DNA species in synovial tissue and fluid of patients with early arthritis.},
  author={H D Stahl and Bernd Hubner and Bernd Seidl and Uwe Gerd Liebert and Iris van der Heijden and Berry Wilbrink and Maarten C. Kraan and Frank Emmrich and Paul Peter Tak},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={342-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Viruses have a role in the pathogenesis of various forms of arthritis. This study aimed at determining whether viral DNA can be detected in joint samples in the early stages of idiopathic arthritides. METHODS Synovial fluid (SF) and synovial tissue (ST) samples were obtained from 73 patients, with undifferentiated arthritis (n=22), rheumatoid arthritis (n=13), spondyloarthropathy (n=17), crystal arthropathy (n=8), osteoarthritis (n=7), septic arthritis (n=5), and trauma (n=1). The… CONTINUE READING