Synovial leukocytosis in infectious arthritis.

  title={Synovial leukocytosis in infectious arthritis.},
  author={H J McCutchan and Redmond C Fisher},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The clinical presentation of 41 adult patients with infectious arthritis has been reviewed with special emphasis on initial synovial fluid leukocytosis. Fifty percent of the patients with culture-proven joint-space infections had synovial fluid leukocyte counts below 28,000/mm3. Comparison of this investigation with previous studies of similar magnitude demonstrates a striking difference in the mean and median synovial fluid white cell counts. The population reviewed had a higher incidence of… CONTINUE READING