A Rare Adult Case of Sacroiliitis Due to Poststreptococcal Reactive Arthritis
Emre ADIGÜZEL1, Ümmügülsüm DOĞAN DURAN1, Yasin DEMİR1, Sebahattin SARI2, İsmail SAFAZ1
1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Arthritis, reactive, sacroiliitis
Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis is a type of sterile arthritis which occurs after a betahemolytic streptococcal throat or skin infection. It was defined as scarlatinal arthritis in 1959. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis is a kind of non-migratory arthritis that usually affects the knee and ankle joints. Although rare, small joints and the axial skeleton may also be involved. In this report, we present a patient with unilateral sacroiliac joint inflammation and adductor enthesopathy following an upper respiratory tract infection who was eventually diagnosed with poststreptococcal reactive arthritis.
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