Ultrasound in Gout/Pseudogout

Diagnosing Acute Microcrystalline Arthritis With Ultrasound

How accurate is ultrasound when used as a diagnostic tool in acute microcrystalline arthritis?

Tips and tricks to recognize microcrystalline arthritis

Emilio Filippucci, Luca Di Geso and Walter Grassi

Rheumatology 2012;51:vii18vii21 doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kes332

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To evaluate the value of ultrasonographic features of crystal deposition for diagnosing gout in patients…
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Objective A systematic review and meta-analysis of data from cohort studies to analyse the diagnostic performances (ie, sensitivity and specificity) of ultrasound (US) for diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease with microscopic crystal detection used as a gold standard. Methods...

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