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Meshal Alyousef, Rabia Aldoghaither
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is an extremely rare and disastrous musculoskeletal complication of spondylodiscitis and sacroilitis secondary to brucellosis infection. Few case reports and retrospective studies have been published reporting patients with epidural abscesses mainly lumbar, and thoracic while cervical abscess are rare. Management of spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella species is not standard and remains controversial. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of brucellar cervical epidural abscess reported in Saudi Arabia...
2018: IDCases
Sudeshna Ghosh, Himanshu Narang, Pawan Goel, Prabhat Kumar, Manish Soneja, Ashutosh Biswas
Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is an uncommon diagnosis in medical wards. Herein, we present two unusual cases of IPA. First patient was an elderly diabetic patient who had gas-forming bilateral IPA caused by Escherichia coli. This infection proved fatal and patient succumbed on third day of hospital admission. Second patient was a young boy who had right sided sacroilitis with IPA. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the pus culture and patient was successfully treated without any sequelae.
February 25, 2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Andrea Sarmiento-Aguilar
The most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation in ulcerative colitis (UC) around the world is joint involvement. There are no previous data in Latin America that is about this aspect of disease; hence, the aim of this study was to determine the frequency and factors associated to joint involvement in Mexican patients with UC. A total of 295 patients with histological diagnosis of UC were studied, divided into two groups: (1) 154 cases with at least one joint affection (arthralgia, peripheral, or axial arthropathy (sacroilitis (SI) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS))) and (2) 141 controls that had never presented any joint involvement during the clinical course of UC...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Sampanna Jung Rayamajhi, Arun Kumar Reddy Gorla, Rajender Kumar Basher, Ashwani Sood, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory myopathy with the characteristic features of skin rash and myopathy. We here present a known case of dermatomyositis evaluated with (18)F-FDG PET/CT for the presence of any occult malignancy. The scan was negative for the presence of any malignancy. However, it revealed multiple intensely FDG avid colonic strictures that were later proven on colonoscopic biopsy to be ulcerative colitis. Also, a well-known association of bilateral sacroilitis was simultaneously demonstrated on the scan...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
Aybars Bilgeturk, Hanefi Cem Gul, Ahmet Karakas, Gurkan Mert, Cumhur Artuk, Can Polat Eyigun
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to identify a follow-up modality that can be used to evaluate therapeutic responses in patients receiving treatment for brucellar sacroillitis and to determine whether antibiotherapy can be stopped. METHODOLOGY: A total of 32 patients with sacroiliac joint involvement demonstrated via magnetic resonance imaging or bone scintigraphy were followed up and treated. Patients received 200 mg/day of doxycycline and 600-900 mg/day of rifampicin for 3-21 months, and 1 g/day of streptomycin for 21 days...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Navneet K Gill, David Craft, Tonya Crook, John Dossett
We report a rare case of sacroileitis in a teenager resulting from Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteremia, identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight. We discuss the challenges of making this diagnosis and review the literature on rat bite fever.
December 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Maria Rosario Oliva, Maria J Moreno, Elena Peñas
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February 9, 2017: Medicina Clínica
A Shukla, P Gaur, A Aggarwal
Gut microflora and dysbiosis as an environmental factor has been linked to the pathogenesis of enthesitis-related arthritis (JIA-ERA); thus, we performed a proof-of-concept study of probiotics to modulate the gut-flora and study the effects on immune and clinical parameters of children having JIA-ERA. Forty-six children with active JIA-ERA were randomized to placebo or probiotic therapy along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for 12 weeks. Patients were assessed using a six-point composite disease activity index (mJSpADA) based on morning stiffness, joint count, enthesitis count, sacroiliitis/inflammatory back pain, uveitis and erythrocyte sedimentation rate/C-reactive protein (ESR/CRP)...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Frane Grubisić, Zrinka Jajić, Anita Alegić-Karin, Igor Borić, Ivo Jajić
To determine the frequency of advanced clinical and radiological features of AS with reference to gender, onset of symptoms and disease duration. Fifty-seven patients diagnosed with AS were included in this study. Functional evaluation of the musculoskeletal system detected advanced clinical features: rubber-ball phenomenon, flattening of the chest anterior wall, diastasis of rectus abdominis muscle, steel back phenomenon, umbilical extrusion, skiing posture. Conventional radiographs of sacroiliac joints, pelvis and axial skeleton were obtained in order to analyze signs of sacroiliitis, syndesmophytes, vertebral squaring and ligamentous ossification...
December 2015: Collegium Antropologicum
Anuj Jain, Suruchi Jain, Anil Agarwal, Sanjay Gambhir, Chetna Shamshery, Amita Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Conventional radiologic modalities provide details only about the anatomic aspect of the various structures of the spine. Frequently the structures that show abnormal morphology may not be the cause of low back pain (LBP). Functional imaging in the form of bone scan along with single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT/CT) may be helpful in identifying structures causing pain, whether morphologically normal or not. The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of bone scan with SPECT/CT in management of patients with LBP...
December 2015: Clinical Journal of Pain
Maliha Shaikh, Hasan Tahir
Inflammatory arthritis and sacroilitis are common presentations to rheumatology clinics. Owing to the physiological changes of pregnancy, the first presentation can be post partum with back pain and an accompanying oligoarthritis or polyarthritis. We present a woman with lower back pain who demonstrated clinical and radiological features consistent with sacroilitis and an inflammatory arthritis but was found to have an unusual presentation of another common cause of arthritis.
September 22, 2014: BMJ Case Reports
Snjezana Mehanic, Rusmir Baljic, Velida Mulabdic, Ilhama Huric-Jusufi, Fikret Pinjo, Jasna Topalovic-Cetkovic, Vesna Hadziosmanovic
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarticular manifestations of human brucellosis occur in 20-40% of patients while spondylodiscitis is the most severe form of the bone and joint structures involvements. AIM: The aim of this paper is tho show clinical and radiological caracteristics of osteoarticular forms of brucellosis, with special reference to spondylodiscitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical histories of 120 hospitalized patients at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Center of Sarajevo University, diagnosed with brucellosis, were analyzed...
2012: Medical Archives
R B Baĭramov
Sensitivity of computeric tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for sacroileitis diagnosis was studied, optimal for MRI investigation was established. In 31 patients, owing obvious clinical signs of inflammatory sacroileitis (at average more than 5 mo duration of a low back pain) MRI of sacroiliac joint was conducted in a T1, T2 FS, 2D T2 FLASH regimes and after intravenous infusion of a contrast substance (gadolinium) - in a T1 FS regime, using system, owing a 1,5 T magnetic field intensity...
May 2012: Klinichna Khirurhiia
Sunao Tokumaru, Takafumi Toita, Masahiko Oguchi, Tatsuya Ohno, Shingo Kato, Yuzuru Niibe, Tomoko Kazumoto, Takeshi Kodaira, Masaaki Kataoka, Naoto Shikama, Masahiro Kenjo, Chikako Yamauchi, Osamu Suzuki, Hideyuki Sakurai, Teruki Teshima, Yoshikazu Kagami, Takashi Nakano, Masahiro Hiraoka, Norio Mitsuhashi, Sho Kudo
PURPOSE: To investigate pelvic insufficiency fractures (IF) after definitive pelvic radiation therapy for early-stage uterine cervical cancer, by analyzing subjects of a prospective, multi-institutional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 2004 and July 2007, 59 eligible patients were analyzed. The median age was 73 years (range, 37-84 years). The International Federation of Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics stages were Ib1 in 35, IIa in 12, and IIb in 12 patients...
October 1, 2012: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
A B Siddiq, S A Hasan, A M Abdullah, S A Azad, E H Khan, M R Khasru
Ankylosing spondylitis is the most common whereas ankylosing tarsitis is the least common subgroup of juvenile onset spondyloarthritides. In our recent study a male presented with ankle joint pain and swelling with limited movements and characteristic radiological changes including; periarticular swelling, thickened heel pad, hyperostosis and reduced ankle, calcaneo-cuboid and talo-navicular joint space for ankylosing tarsitis. He also had persistent inflammatory low back pain with radiological sacroilitis satisfying the clinical features for ankylosing spondylitis...
January 2012: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Dusanka Martinović Kaliterna
The spondyloarthritides are group of interrelated and overlapping arthritic conditions which primarily include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis/Reiter's disease and arthritis associated with psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. They are characterised by the absence of rheumatoid factor and by association with HLA-B27 antigen. The main clinical features are inflammatory back pain, spondylitis, sacroileitis, asymmetric arthritis of lower limbs, enthesitis, dactylitis, besides fatigue, uveitis, skin and mucous membrane lesions, cardiac and pulmonary involvement...
2011: Reumatizam
Sh Erdes
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease of the spine (spondylitis) and sacroiliac joints (sacroileitis) associated in many cases with inflammatory affection of the peripheral joints (arthritis), entesises (entesitis), eyes (uveitis), intestine (enteritis) and aortic root (aortitis). AS is considered now as a prototype of diseases from the group of seronegative spondyloarthritis. AS is a hereditary disease. Predisposition to AS (90%) is associated with genetic factors the key gene of which is HLA-B27...
2011: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
V K Gostishchev, K V Lipatov, L P Shalchkova, E A Komarova
Results of treatment of 223 patients with ostheomyelitis of various etiology and localization were analyzed. Such aspects as diagnostic difficulties, polifocal type of the disease, sepsis development on the background of pelvic ostheomyelitis were discussed. Ostheoscintygraphy, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography proved to be of highest diagnostic value by pelvic ostheomyelitis. The original method of surgical treatment of purulent sacroileitis with the use of combined (pelvic and extrapelvic) access was represented...
2011: Khirurgiia
J Fritz, N Tzaribachev, C Thomas, J A Carrino, C D Claussen, J S Lewin, P L Pereira
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that MR imaging guided triamcinolone acetonide injection into the sacroiliac joints of children with enthesitis-related arthritis is feasible, accurate and safe; and effectively reduces sacroiliac inflammation and disease progression. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 14 children (6/14 [43%] female, 8/14 (57%) male; mean age, 13.2 years; range, 6-16 years) who received MR imaging guided sacroiliac joint injections at 0.2 Tesla or 1...
May 2011: European Radiology
M Raquel Marques, Susana Oliveira, J P Gorjão Clara
Multiple extraintestinal diseases are present in 0.3- 4.5 % of inflammatory bowel disease patients. A 39-year-old woman was admitted with a 3 months history of cervicalgia with functional incapacity, asthenia, tibio-tarsal bilateral arthritis and bloody diarrhoea. She had ferropenic anemia, SR-120 mm, creatinine clearance-42 mL/min, proteinuria-1.2 g/24h. Colonoscopy with biopsy showed active ulcerative rectossigmoiditis. She had bilateral sacroileitis more pronounced at the right side which was suggestive of ankylosing spondylitis...
July 2010: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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