Seasonal variation in the onset of acute microcrystalline arthritis.

  title={Seasonal variation in the onset of acute microcrystalline arthritis.},
  author={Massimo Gallerani and Marcello Govoni and M Mucinelli and Marco Bigoni and Francesco Bruno Trotta and Roberto Manfredini},
  volume={38 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether acute attacks of uric acid and calcium pyrophosphate microcrystalline arthritis show a seasonal variation and, if so, to verify whether the distribution of single episodes shows a rhythmic circannual pattern. METHOD All suspected cases of microcrystalline acute arthritis observed at the General Hospital of Ferrara during an 8 yr period (January 1990-December 1997) were considered. Diagnosis was made on the basis of history, physical examination and analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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