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Acta Médica Peruana

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VILLAR, Anghelina; MONTES, Martín; BRAVO-PUCCIO, Francisco  and  MALAGA, Germán. SAPHO syndrome: report of a case. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.4, pp.296-300. ISSN 1728-5917.

SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis) is a multifactorial inflammatory condition that includes an association between dermatological and bone and joint manifestations. The presence of osteitis and hyperostosis define this disease. There is no standard therapy for SAPHO syndrome, but NSAIDs are used as first line. We present the case of an 18-year-old male subject with severe acne on his back, chest, chin, and the retroauricular area, being this associated to high fever and erythematous plaques in both legs. The bone scan showed right leg hyper-uptake, related to non-infectious osteitis. The patient did well with antibiotics and oral steroids.

Keywords : SAPHO syndrome; Osteitis; Hyperostosis; Acne.

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