What diseases can be diagnosed with a synovial biopsy

What diseases can be diagnosed with a synovial biopsy?

The diseases that can be diagnosed with a synovial biopsy are given below

Diseases That Can be Diagnosed With a Synovial Biopsy

  • • Chronic infections
    • Fungal arthritis
    • Mycobacterial arthritis
    • Spirochetal arthritis (Lyme disease, syphilis)
    • Whipple’s disease
    • Chlamydia
  • • Other systemic diseases
    • Plant thorn and foreign body
    • Camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome
    • Chronic sarcoidosis
  • • Infiltrative/deposition diseases∗
    • Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis
    • Amyloidosis
    • Pancreatic fat necrosis
    • Ochronosis
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Crystal-induced arthritis
  • • Tumors
    • Pigmented villonodular synovitis
    • Synovial osteochondromatosis
    • Synovial cell sarcoma
    • Leukemia/lymphoma
    • Metastatic disease to the joint
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