Written by Mohammad Bagher Owlia, Mitra Danesh-Ardakani
Parent Category: Year 2016, Volume 8
Category: Volume 8, Issue 3, March 2016
Introduction: Sacroiliitis is one of the important symptoms in patients attending infectious diseases and rheumatology clinics. Some patients with sacroiliitis are asymptomatic, and some have unspecific symptoms. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of sacroiliitis causes among patients attending Shahid Sadoughi’s infectious disease and rheumatology clinics.
Methods: In this study, we evaluated patients attending Shahid Sadoughi rheumatology and infectious diseases clinic in 2014. Patients who had positive findings in favor of sacroiliitis were evaluated by history, physical exam, laboratory tests, and imaging. The patients were divided into infectious, inflammatory non-infectious, and degenerative causes. The data were analyzed by IBM SPSS version 20 using the independent samples t-test, ANOVA, the chi-squared test, and the Fisher’s exact test.
Results: We studied 136 patients. Among them 64 (47.1%) were male, and 72 (52.9%) were female. The mean age of the participants was 34.28 ± 10.36 years. Among the patients, 12 (8.8%) had infectious causes, 120 (88.2%) had inflammatory non-infectious causes, and four (2.9%) had degenerative causes.
Conclusion: Based on our results, inflammatory non-infectious causes are at the top of the list of sacroiliitis causes, but we should always consider infectious causes, including brucellosis.
Keywords: Sacroiliitis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Brucellosis
Volume 13, Issue 1, January-March 2021
The worldwide spread of COVID-19 as an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and the dramatic need of urgent medicine or vaccine, has rapidly brought new hypotheses for pathophysiology and potential medicinal agents to the fore. It is crucial that the research community provide a way to publish this research in a timely manner.
To contribute to this important public health discussion, the Electronic Physician Journal is excited to announce a fast-track procedure to help researchers publish their articles on COVID-19 related subjects that fall under the broad definition of public health, internal medicine, and pharmacology. We are especially welcome to all hypotheses about the pathological basis of the COVID-19 infection and the possible characteristics of potential medicine and vaccine. Submit your manuscript here
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