Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 76–77 | Cite as

Knee arthritis revealing acute leukemia in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

  • B. Taillan
  • J. F. Leyge
  • J. G. Fuzibet
  • F. Nectoux
  • G. Ziegler
  • P. Dujardin
Case Report

Summary

We report one case of leukemic synovitis in a patient with a 40-year history of rheumatoid arthritis. The synovial fluid sample and synovial biopsy specimen showed myeloblastic cells. So, leukemic synovitis can be suspected in a patient with inflammatory rheumatism and adequate diagnostic procedures should be carried out.

Key words

Synovitis Acute Leukenia Leukemic Synovitis 

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© Acta Medica Belgica 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Taillan
    • 1
  • J. F. Leyge
    • 1
  • J. G. Fuzibet
    • 1
  • F. Nectoux
    • 1
  • G. Ziegler
    • 2
  • P. Dujardin
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Médecine Interne IHôpital de CimiezNice CedexFrance
  2. 2.Service de RhumatologieHôpital de l'ArchetNice CedexFrance

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