Synovial fluid eosinophilia in Lyme disease
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antibodies, Bacterial; Borrelia; Eosinophilia; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Humans; Lyme Disease; Male; Synovial Fluid
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
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.
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Citation: Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Nov;31(11):1384-9. DOI: 10.1002/art.1780311107 Link to article on publisher's website
Kay, Jonathan; Eichenfield, Andrew H.; Athreya, Balu H.; Doughty, Robert A.; and Schumacher, H. Ralph Jr., "Synovial fluid eosinophilia in Lyme disease" (1988). Rheumatology Publications and Presentations. 73.