Pyogenic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint in pediatric patients.

  title={Pyogenic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint in pediatric patients.},
  author={Urs Beat Schaad and George H Mccracken and John Daniel Nelson},
  volume={66 3},
Clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, and management of pyogenic sacroiliitis were reviewed in 77 pediatric patients. This infection occurs primarily in late childhood, is more common in boys, and has a subacute onset in about two thirds of cases. Recognition of the characteristic signs and symptoms of sacroiliac involvement coupled with radioisotope bone scanning substantially reduces the delay in correct diagnosis that averaged 3.9 weeks in all patients (4.8 weeks in those without and… CONTINUE READING