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Figure 2.3 Synovial fluid and synovial membrane findings during the acute episodes of inflammation. The load of crystals into the synovial space may trigger phagocytosis by phagocytes (a: synovial fluid sample; polarized, contrast-phase microscopy, 400x), activate different cascades of inflammatory responses, and induce further recruitment through acute neutrophylic infiltration of the synovial membrane (b: synovial membrane biopsy, hematoxylin-eosine). Published with kind permission of © F. Perez-Ruiz 2014. All Rights Reserved.