Sacroiliitis caused by Salmonella typhi

  • Mehmet Ulug Midyat State Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, 47100 Mardin
  • Mustafa Kemal Celen Dicle University Medical School, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, 21280 Diyarbakir
  • Mehmet Faruk Geyik Dicle University Medical School, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, 21280 Diyarbakir
  • Salih Hosoglu Dicle University Medical School, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, 21280 Diyarbakir
  • Celal Ayaz Dicle University Medical School, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, 21280 Diyarbakir
Keywords: sacroiliitis, Salmonella typhi, Turkey, medical treatment

Abstract

Although the commonest manifestation of Salmonella infection is acute gastroenteritis, infection may spread to the blood-stream may and the illness can present with focal lesions in almost any organ with or without septicemia. We describe here a case of Salmonella typhi infection of a sacroiliac joint that was cured with ciprofloxacin therapy for six weeks. The patient was immunologically normal. Salmonella etiology was not suspected in this case, and the diagnosis was made only after bacterial isolation. Physicians should be aware of this rare manifestation of Salmonella infection, especially in endemic areas.

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Published
2009-08-30
How to Cite
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Ulug M, Celen MK, Geyik MF, Hosoglu S, Ayaz C (2009) Sacroiliitis caused by Salmonella typhi. J Infect Dev Ctries 3:564-568. doi: 10.3855/jidc.476
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Case Reports