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An uncommon case of septic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint due to Streptococcus pyogenes

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Sithira Senevirathne ,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Dunya Luke,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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H.M.M. Perera

National Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Septic arthritis of sacroiliac joint is a rare manifestation. Diagnosis is often challenging due to nonspecific symptoms. We present a case report of a 68 years old woman with septic arthritis of the right side sacroiliac joint due to Streptococcus pyogenes. Magnetic resonance imaging is increasingly becoming the most sensitive imaging modality for the detection of sacroiliitis. Proper antibiotic treatment often results in complete resolution of the disease.
How to Cite: Senevirathne, S., Luke, D. and Perera, H.M.M., 2021. An uncommon case of septic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint due to Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 8(2), pp.E146 1–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8314
Published on 15 Sep 2021.
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