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    A 65-years old man develops the onset of severe knee pain over 24 hours. The knee is red, swollen and tender. He has a history of diabetes mellitus and cardiomyopathy. An X-ray of the knee shows linear calcification.
    Definitive diagnosis is best made by which of the following?
    1- Serum uric acid
    2- Serum Calcium
    3- Arthrocentesis and identification of positively birefringent rhomboid crystals
    4- Rheumatoid factor
    5- ANA

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