Complement determinations in the synovial fluid and serum of a patient with Erythema nodosum leprosum.

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TitleComplement determinations in the synovial fluid and serum of a patient with Erythema nodosum leprosum.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsLouie JS, Glovsky M
Abbrev. JournalInt. J. Lepr. Other Mycobact. Dis.
JournalInternational journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association
Year of Publication1975
Volume43
Issue3
Pagination252-5
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsArthritis, Infectious, Complement C1, Complement C2, Complement C4, Complement System Proteins, Erythema Nodosum, Humans, Leprosy, Male, Middle Aged, Synovial Fluid
Abstract

Simultaneous serum and synovial fluid CH50, C1, C4, C2, C1 esterase inhibitor and C3 protein were determined in a patient with acute erythema nodosum leprosum. The pattern of synovial fluid complement activity coupled with the demonstration of multiple lepra bacilli free and within histiocytes is more consistent with an infectious than an immune complex induced synovitis.

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