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76 Possible Causes for Bilateral Knee Effusion

  • Pseudogout

    Two weeks prior to this surgery, she had sudden bilateral knee swelling was diagnosed in her home country of bilateral knee osteoarthritis with effusion and arthrocentesis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bilateral wrist x-rays showed triangular fibrocartilage complex chondrocalcinosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arthritis

    After point-of-care ultrasound demonstrated bilateral knee effusions with complex, heterogeneous material, subsequent workup revealed a diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound can provide information about joint effusions and the quality of the effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This case report describes the findings of a previously healthy pediatric patient with acute onset of knee swelling and abnormal gait.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gonococcal Arthritis

    Musculoskeletal examination is notable for tenderness of several MCP and PIP joints of the hands, mild synovitis and tenderness of the wrists and small bilateral knee effusions[rheumatology.org] Joint examination: Positive for heberdon’s and bouchard’s nodes at DIP’s and PIP’s bilaterally. The right knee is swollen, warm and painful with flexion and extension.[rheumatology.org] Left knee reveals crepitus on extension, no effusion. Other joints are normal.[rheumatology.org]

  • Reiter's Syndrome

    When he was seen 3 weeks later, the patient had a 3-lb weight loss, bilateral conjunctivitis, neck stiffness, and effusions of both knees and one ankle.[the-medical-dictionary.com]

  • Optic Neuropathy

    Our patient also experienced other concurrent symptoms, including bilateral knee effusions, muscle spasms and a facial rash.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

    Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is a rare granulomatous neuro-mucocutaneous systemic disease that is characterized by relapsing peripheral facial paralysis, orofacial edema and fissured tongue. The disease etiology is still not well known, but it has been hypothesized that a possible role is played by various causal[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ruptured Baker's Cyst

    Examination of the joints revealed diffuse synovitis with bilateral knee effusions and a visibly enlarged left calf with a palpable mass extending inferiorly from the popliteal[nejm.org] He had a 1.5-year history of rheumatoid arthritis affecting both elbows, wrists, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, knees, ankles and metatarsophalangeal[nejm.org]

  • Late Congenital Syphilis

    A patient who presented with recurrent bilateral knee effusions was found to have positive serum syphilis serology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] knee effusions Sternoclavicular thickening Deafness from disease of the auditory nerves Frontal bossing (a prominence of one’s brow ridge) Saddle nose (collapsing of the[hxbenefit.com] The common signs of late-CS include: Saber shins Swollen knees Short maxillae Hydrocephalus Flaring scapulas Hard palate defect Mental retardation Protruding mandible Bilateral[hxbenefit.com]

  • Intermittent Hydrarthrosis

    Intermittent hydrarthrosis ( IH ), also known as periodic synoviosis , periodic benign synovitis , or periodic hydrarthritis , is a chronic condition of unknown cause characterized by recurring, temporary episodes of fluid accumulation in the knee. While the knee is mainly involved, occasionally other joints such as the[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Primary Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy

    Figure 1 Bilateral knee effusion . Figure 2 Hypertrophy of his feet and ankles with edema .[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com] Radiographic examination depicted diffuse periosteal reaction in the bilateral femurs, tibias, and fibulas with a moderate amount of bilateral knee effusions ( Fig. 2A, C[synapse.koreamed.org] His main clinical complaint was knee pain, due to extensive swelling and effusions bilaterally.[edmcasereports.com]

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