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Synovial fluid and synovial membrane findings during the acute episodes of inflammation

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.

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