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Pyogenic sacroiliitis: another imitator of the acute abdomen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3726768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute suppurative infection of the sacroiliac joint can mimic the acute abdomen. Experience with a patient who had exploratory laparotomy for acute appendicitis prompted a review of the literature, which indicated that 12.6% of patients with pyogenic sacroiliitis have acute abdominal pain. A high index of suspicion is necessary to establish this diagnosis.
S M Cohn; D J Schoetz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-05     Completed Date:  1986-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Inflammation / diagnosis
Joint Diseases / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Sacroiliac Joint*
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*

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