Synovial fluid acidosis correlates with radiological joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis knee joints.

@article{Geborek1989SynovialFA,
  title={Synovial fluid acidosis correlates with radiological joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis knee joints.},
  author={Pierre Geborek and Tore Saxne and Holger Pettersson and Frank A. Wollheim},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={468-72}
}
Metabolic variables in samples of synovial fluid (SF) from 33 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) knees were analyzed. These variables were correlated with radiological destruction and SF proteoglycan concentrations. SF acidosis correlated with radiological involvement (rs = 0.62, p less than 0.002), but not with proteoglycan concentrations. A weak correlation was found between SF acidosis and granulocyte concentrations (rs = 0.37, 0.02 less than p less than 0.05). Metabolic variables covaried as… CONTINUE READING