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Septic Sacroiliitis

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410460

Description: Septic Sacroiliitis: The Overlooked Diagnosis from Journal of the Southern Orthopedic Association David E. Attarian, MD, Durham, NC Abstract Infection of the sacroiliac joint is extraordinarily rare. However, the initial symptoms and signs associated with this condition are mundane, thus leading to delay in diagnosis, or even misdiagnosis. I report an extremely unusual pyogenic sacroiliitis caused by Salmonella and discuss key clinical components and protocol for the successful evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of this uncommon illness.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: David E. Attarian, MD
Institution: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
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Language: English

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Added: Sun Dec 31 2006