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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 543147, 3 pages
Case Report

Travel-Associated Salmonella mbandaka Sacroiliac Osteomyelitis in a Healthy Adolescent

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0TE, UK

Received 6 February 2013; Accepted 4 March 2013

Academic Editors: J.-F. Faucher, M. Ghate, S. Talhari, and L. Valiquette

Copyright © 2013 Kirsty Le Doare et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pyogenic infections of the sacroiliac joint are rare and usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. We describe a case of a 16 year-old gymnast who was subsequently diagnosed with Salmonella mbandaka sacroiliac osteomyelitis with adjacent psoas abscess and hepatitis one week after returning from a holiday in Crete. This case highlights a rare presentation of a common travel-associated foodborne infection.