Pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis

Steven J. Katz, Alison Kydd, Elaine A. Yacyshyn

Abstract


Objectives: To present a case of pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis syndome, including the full spectrum of the arthritis component.

Methods: A case of PPP syndrome was examined, with a detailed review of the patient's synovial fluid aspirate including cell count, crystals, culture and a lipid analysis which was compared to a control patient.

Results: The synovial fluid aspirate from PPP syndrome demonstrates unique crystal formation and higher lipids.

Conclusion: PPP syndrome is a rare condition which can be difficult to diagnose.  A lipid analysis of a patient's synovial fluid aspirate may be a useful tool to aid in the diagnosis.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/crim.v1n1p1

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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