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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Sacroiliac pain in a dialysis patient
  1. Antonio G Tristano
  1. Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Av. Intercomunal La Trinidad-El Hatillo, Caracas 1080-A, Venezuela
  1. Antonio G Tristano, mjtristano{at}cantv.net

Summary

The case is reported of a 47-year-old man with a history of chronic renal failure, treated with peritoneal dialysis, who presented with acute sacroiliac joint pain secondary to a pelvic abscess. Initially a diagnosis of infectious sacroiliitis of the left sacroiliac joint was suspected, but following investigation a pain referable to the sacroiliac joint was suspected. The patient recovered with a combination of antibiotics for the pelvic abscess and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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