Acute Monoarthritis Associated with Positively Birefringent Maltese Cross Appearing Lipid Spherules in a Hyperlipidemic Diabetic Patient

YongBeom Park, Soo Kon Lee, Chang Ho Song, Won Ki Lee, Chan Hee Lee, Jisoo Lee

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Abstract

A-63-year old man developed acute monoarthritis in the dorsum of the left foot. Polarized light microscopy of the synovial fluid from his third metatarsophalangeal joint revealed numerous positively birefringent lipid spherules with a maltese cross appearance. Positively birefringent lipid spherules can be found in association with acute, otherwise unexplained arthritis, and may induce synovial inflammation similar to that seen in other types of crystal-induced arthritis. We report a case of acute monoarthritis in which large numbers of positively birefringent lipid spherules were present in a hyperlipidemic diabetic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

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Lipids
Polarization Microscopy
Metatarsophalangeal Joint
Synovial Fluid
Arthritis
Foot
Inflammation
Crystal Arthropathies

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Park, YongBeom ; Lee, Soo Kon ; Song, Chang Ho ; Lee, Won Ki ; Lee, Chan Hee ; Lee, Jisoo. / Acute Monoarthritis Associated with Positively Birefringent Maltese Cross Appearing Lipid Spherules in a Hyperlipidemic Diabetic Patient. In: Yonsei Medical Journal. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 236-239.
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In: Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, 01.01.1997, p. 236-239.

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