SAPHO Syndrome

Below you will find more information about SAPHO Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of SAPHO Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with SAPHO Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to SAPHO Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.


SAPHO syndrome encompasses a range of chronic inflammatory bone diseases usually associated with skin changes.


SAPHO syndrome patients are treated based on clinical symptoms. Commonly, therapy is focused on reducing the inflammation in affected tissues. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroid medications are prescribed. In addition, topical cold applications can also help reduce symptoms.

Symptoms and Signs

In general, SAPHO syndrome disorders share common radiologic, clinical, and pathologic characteristics, all involving the bone, skin, and joints. Classic presentations of SAPHO syndrome can be summarized by its eponym, meaning: Synovitis (or inflammation of the joint lining), Acne (usually in the face and upper back), Pustulosis (inflammatory skin condition), Hyperostosis (abnormal excessive growth of bone), and Osteitis (bone inflammation).

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