Brucellosis in spondyloarthritis mimicking an exacerbation

Garip Y., Eser F., Erten S., Yilmaz O., Yildirim P.

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, vol.39, no.4, pp.351-352, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-352


Spondyloarthritis are a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the axial skeleton, entheses and peripheral joints and may have extraarticular manifestations such as uveitis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. Brucellosis is a systemic infectious disease, endemic in Middle East, Latin America, and Mediterranean countries, which may present manifestations that resemble other diseases posing serious problems of differential diagnosis. Some hallmarks of Brucellosis may mimic a spondyloarthritis flare. In this paper, authors present a clinical case of brucellosis occurring in a patient with spondyloarthritis. Clinical symptoms initially mimicked exacerbation of spondyloarthritis