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JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology:
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31826d6b5e
Case Reports

Development of Rice Bodies in 2 Children Younger Than 3 Years

Druschel, Claudia; Funk, Julia F.; Kallinich, Tilmann; Lieb, Angelika; Placzek, Richard P.

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Abstract

Abstract: Rice bodies are synovial fluid nodules macroscopically resembling shiny white rice beans. They have been seen in synovial fluid from several types of inflammatory arthritis including tuberculosis, pyogenic arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. Microscopically, they consist of amorphous material, fibrin, and collagen. We report the rare cases of 2 children younger than 3 years with multiple rice body formations in the knee joints.

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