Rheumatology International

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 169–171 | Cite as

Lactate levels in brucella arthritis

  • A. K. Mavridis
  • A. A. Drosos
  • O. Tsolas
  • H. M. Moutsopoulos


In this study the synovial fluid cell types and the synovial fluid lactate levels of patients with Brucella, septic rheumatoid, gouty and osteoarthritic mono-arthritis are presented. It is shown that lactate levels coupled with the clinical picture and the cell type of the synovial fluid appear to be an early additional diagnostic marker for the differentiation between septic, inflammatory and brucella-induced mono-arthritis.

Key words

Brucella Arthritis Lactate Synovial fluid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Mavridis
    • 1
  • A. A. Drosos
    • 2
  • O. Tsolas
    • 3
  • H. M. Moutsopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Ioannina, Medical SchoolIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Ioannina, Medical SchoolIoanninaGreece
  3. 3.Department of Biological ChemistryUniversity of Ioannina, Medical SchoolIoanninaGreece

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