Septic sacroiliitis is an uncommon joint infection and the diagnosis is often delayed. We present the first case of a septic arthritis of the shoulder and of the sacroiliac joint in a woman affected by systemic sclerosis, and we reviewed the medical literature since 1997 to 2008 on septic sacroiliitis with a specific microbiological diagnosis other than Mycobacteria and Brucella species.Evidence shows that antibiotic therapy should be continued until full clinical and radiological resolution is achieved.

Septic sacroiliitis: an uncommon septic arthritis

De Santis, M;
2009-01-01

Abstract

Septic sacroiliitis is an uncommon joint infection and the diagnosis is often delayed. We present the first case of a septic arthritis of the shoulder and of the sacroiliac joint in a woman affected by systemic sclerosis, and we reviewed the medical literature since 1997 to 2008 on septic sacroiliitis with a specific microbiological diagnosis other than Mycobacteria and Brucella species.Evidence shows that antibiotic therapy should be continued until full clinical and radiological resolution is achieved.
Anti-Infective Agents
Arthritis, Infectious
Female
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sacroiliac Joint
Scleroderma, Systemic
Sulfasalazine
Treatment Outcome
Enterococcus faecium
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