Septic sacroiliitis: the overlooked diagnosis

J South Orthop Assoc. 2001 Spring;10(1):57-60.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Sacroiliac Joint*
  • Salmonella Infections / diagnosis*