Dragica Soldo-Jureša

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A 44-year-old diabetic man with isolated septic arthritis of the left acromioclavicular joint (A-C) caused by Staphylococcus aureus is described. He was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology with clinical symptoms of left shoulder arthritis and fever. Laboratory findings showed leukocytosis, elevated levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and(More)
Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a rare clinical disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by hip pain and functional disability that resolves spontaneously in 6-24 months. Despite a benign prognosis, the long clinical course causes prolonged disability. We report on a case of transient osteoporosis of the hip during pregnancy that was rapidly(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism, increased bone turnover, and bone loss, leading to increased risk for osteoporotic fractures. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of inadequate (insufficient or deficient) serum vitamin D levels in Croatian postmenopausal women initially screened for(More)
A 34-year old men with left hip pain caused by intraarticular osteoid osteoma localized in the left femoral head is described. He was treated as a hip osteoarthritis for one year before the accurate diagnosis was established. Magnetic resonance imaging showed lesion indicating osteoid osteoma. Accurate diagnosis was established based on typical appearance(More)
A 46-years old male presented with an attack of gout (knee arthritis or gonagra). It is interesting that the patient was HLA B27 positive antigen found a couple of years ago, but on admission he had a normal findings of uric acid in serum, while cytological examination of synovial fluid obtained from knee joint no urates were found. Therefore,(More)
Ochronose ist eine seltene, genetisch bedingte Störung des Metabolismus, die durch den Mangel an Homogentisinsäureoxidase entsteht – mit daraus folgender Anhäufung ihres Substrats, was die Destruktion des Bindegewebes und Störungen verschiedener Systeme verursacht. Arthropathie und Kreuzschmerzen sind typische muskuloskelettale Manifestationen. Von der(More)
Die Humanbrucellose stellt sich als akute oder dauerhafte fieberhafte Krankheit mit einer Vielzahl an Symptomen dar. Nach unseren Erkenntnissen ist dies der erste berichtete Fall einer durch Brucellose verursachten Monoarthritis der Hüfte in Kroatien, mit Schwierigkeiten hinsichtlich der Diagnosestellung und einem langwierigen klinischen Verlauf. Human(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate correlation of vitamin D status meassured as 25-hydoxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration with bone mineral density (BMD) in Croatian postmenopausal women. This study was based on the sample of 194 adult, postmenopausal women aged 50 years or over from Croatia. Assessment of 25(OH)D concentration and BMD by dual-energy(More)