Title

Synovial fluid eosinophilia in Lyme disease

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Date

11-1-1988

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adolescent; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antibodies, Bacterial; Borrelia; Eosinophilia; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Humans; Lyme Disease; Male; Synovial Fluid

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses

Abstract

We describe three 14-year-old boys who developed synovial fluid eosinophilia associated with Lyme disease. One patient, with arthritis that began in 1975, had the first documented case of Lyme disease in New Jersey. Lyme disease should be considered when eosinophilia is noted on analysis of synovial fluid from patients with undiagnosed arthritis.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Nov;31(11):1384-9. DOI: 10.1002/art.1780311107 Link to article on publisher's website

Comments

At the time of publication, Jonathan Kay was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

3056421