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Infrared Thermography in the Assessment of Intradermal Skin Tests in Man

  • L. Settas
  • G. M. Papadimitriou
  • D. G. Macfarlane
  • M. Doherty
  • P. A. Dieppe
  • E. F. J. Ring

Abstract

Skin testing with crystalline material has been used previously to assess anti-inflammatory therapy, and to demonstrate the phlogistic properties of crystals.1,2,3,4 In this paper the normal response to intradermal injections of urate, pyrophosphate and hydroxyapatite crystals is described, in normal control subjects and in patients with rheumatic diseases. Infrared thermography has been used for the assessment of the response.

Keywords

Normal Control Subject Amorphous Calcium Orthophosphate Infrared Thermography Hydroxyapatite Crystal Monosodium Urate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Settas
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. M. Papadimitriou
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. G. Macfarlane
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Doherty
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. A. Dieppe
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. F. J. Ring
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Bristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUK
  2. 2.Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic DiseasesBathUK

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