Sacroiliac joint infection

Jon Chua, Muhammad Kamal Muhammad Abdul Jamil, Kamalnizat Ibrahim, Suraya Aziz

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Abstract

Sacroiliac joint infection is a rare condition. It is frequently missed and the diagnosis is often delayed. Clinical features are non-specific and range from back pain to hip or thigh pain. Fever may be absent. The diagnosis is established by the use of magnetic resonance imaging. The infection responds well to medical therapy. The prognosis is usually good. Surgical treatment includes debridement and occasionally arthrodesis. Two contrasting cases of unilateral sacroiliac joint infections are presented to highlight the clinical and radiological features of this condition. The patients presented are a 19-year-old male with pyogenic sacroiliitis and a 16-year-old female with tuberculous sacroiliitis. Both responded well to medical therapy and did not require surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Sacroiliac Joint
Sacroiliitis
Infection
Arthrodesis
Debridement
Therapeutics
Back Pain
Thigh
Hip
Fever
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pyogenic
  • Sacroiliac joint infection
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Tuberculous

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  • Medicine(all)

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Sacroiliac joint infection. / Chua, Jon; Muhammad Abdul Jamil, Muhammad Kamal; Ibrahim, Kamalnizat; Aziz, Suraya.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2015, p. 110-114.

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Chua, Jon ; Muhammad Abdul Jamil, Muhammad Kamal ; Ibrahim, Kamalnizat ; Aziz, Suraya. / Sacroiliac joint infection. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 110-114.
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