Other Names for this Disease
- Acquired hyperostosis syndrome
- Synovitis, Acne, Pustlosis, Hyperostosis, and Osteomyelitis
- Synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteitis
- Synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis syndrome
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SAPHO syndrome involves any combination of: Synovitis (inflammation of the joints), Acne, Pustulosis (thick yellow blisters containing pus) often on the palms and soles, Hyperostosis (increase in bone substance) and Osteitis (inflammation of the bones). The cause of SAPHO syndrome is unknown and treatment is focused on managing symptoms.
Last updated: 2/4/2014
- SAPHO syndrome. DermNet NZ. December 29, 2013; http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/sapho.html. Accessed 2/4/2014.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss SAPHO syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.