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SAPHO syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acquired hyperostosis syndrome
  • Synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteitis
  • Synovitis, Acne, Pustlosis, Hyperostosis, and Osteomyelitis
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How might SAPHO syndrome be treated?

There is no specific treatment plan for SAPHO syndrome. It can be a chronic condition but sometimes eventually heals on its own. Joint pain may be managed with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prescription vitamin A is used to treat the acne.

Other drugs that may be used include:

Last updated: 2/4/2014

  1. SAPHO syndrome. DermNet NZ. December 29, 2013; Accessed 2/4/2014.