Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004 , Vol 50 , Num 4
Sakroileit ile Kendini Gösteren İki Osteomalazi Olgusu
Füsun Şahin 1 ,Nurdan Kotevoğlu 2 ,Figen Yılmaz 2 ,Banu Kuran 2
1 Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
2 Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği

Osteomalacia which may present with various musculoskeletal symptoms, is a bone disease with a deficiency in mineralization.  In literature, there are cases of osteomalacia mimicking ankylosing spondylitis. Two young women, suffering from inflammatory low back pain were referred to our outpatient department. After physical examination and laboratory analysis, osteomalacia with clinical symptoms of sacroiliitis was diagnosed. Successful treatment of osteomalacia led to complete recovery of the patients. The literature is reviewed on the basis of these cases.

Keywords : Sacroiliitis, osteomalacia, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis