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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2015, Article ID 845867, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/845867
Case Report

Acute Osteomyelitis of the Symphysis Pubis after Inguinal Hernia Surgery

1Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Yenişehir, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Genesis Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diyarbakir State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
4Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dicle University School of Medicine, Yenişehir, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey

Received 25 January 2015; Revised 1 April 2015; Accepted 2 April 2015

Academic Editor: Mario Salazar-Paramo

Copyright © 2015 Recep Tekin 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.

Abstract

Osteomyelitis of pubic symphysis is infectious inflammatory condition of the symphysis pubis and rare complication of surgery around inguinal and groin region. It should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of lower pelvic pain and should be sought in cases of pelvic insufficiency fractures. Herein, we present a case of a 55-year-old man with osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis following inguinal hernia surgery for diagnosis and management of this rare condition.