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Experimental haemarthrosis produces mild inflammation associated with intracellular Maltese crosses.
  1. S J Choi,
  2. H R Schumacher, Jr,
  3. G Clayburne


    Injection of autologous blood into rabbit joints induces an inflammatory reaction with Maltese cross-like birefringent spherulites. Similar microspherules seen in human joint fluids may be formed by lipids derived from breakdown of erythrocytes and other cells.

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