Septic sacroiliitis is an uncommon disease and is rarely reported as a complication of acupuncture. We present a case of unilateral septic sarcoiliitis, which developed as a complication of acupuncture because of failure to sterilise the skin properly before treatment. Bone scan and computed tomography were positive for sacroiliitis. After a course of antibiotics with oxacillin for 6 weeks, the condition was completely improved. This case report stresses the importance of sterilisation procedures before acupuncture therapy.
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