A Case of Brucellosis With Simultaneous Dactylitis and Sacroiliitis

Ibrahim Batmaz Batmaz, Recep Tekin, Mustafa Akif Sariyildiz, Ozcan Deveci, Remzi Cevik


Brucellosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution caused by small gram-negative nonencapsulated coccobacilli of the genus Brucella. Musculoskeletal involvement is one of the most common locations and includes spondylitis, sacroiliitis, osteomyelitis, peripheral arthritis, bursitis, and tenosynovitis. The most common osteoarticular finding in adult is sacroiliitis. However, dactylitis is seemed very rare in osteoarticular involvement with brucellosis. We report a very rare case of brucellosis with simultaneous dactylitis and sacroiliitis.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(5):304-307
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc701w


Brucellosis; Dactylitis; Osteoarticular involvement; Sacroiliitis

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