Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p726
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "synovitis" is presented. It refers to the inflammation of the membrane lining the capsule of a movable joint. Joint aspiration or biopsy may be used to find the cause of synovitis. Acute synovitis is usually caused by an attack of arthritis, injury or infection, while chronic synovitis is caused by a disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis.


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