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Masataka Umeda, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Kunihiro Ichinose, Toru Michitsuji, Toshimasa Shimizu, Shoichi Fukui, Yoshikazu Nakashima, Yasuko Hirai, Naoki Iwamoto, Toshiyuki Aramaki, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Yukitaka Ueki, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of ultrasonographic abnormalities of sternoclavicular joints (SCJ) and peripheral joints (PJ) in patients with synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. METHODS: Thirteen patients with SAPHO syndrome who fulfilled diagnostic criteria proposed by Kahn for SAPHO syndrome 2003 and 13 healthy individuals age- and sex-matched were enrolled. Synovitis, defined by synovial hypertrophy with power Doppler (PD) signals, of the SCJ and the PJ including wrist, MCP, PIP and the other symptomatic joints were evaluated by ultrasound (US)...
November 16, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
T Oranges, A Insalaco, A Diociaiuti, C Carnevale, R Strippoli, G Zambruno, P Tomà, M El Hachem
Acne fulminans (AF) is a severe form of inflammatory and ulcerated acne associated with fever, malaise, joint swellings and polyarthralgia(1) . Osteoarticular lesions are often described and can be radiologically indistinguishable from those observed in synovitis - acne - pustulosis - hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome(2,3) . SAPHO is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by osteoarticular and cutaneous manifestations, the latter including nodular and fulminans acne, hidroadenitis suppurativa, and palmo-plantar pustolosis(3) ...
October 27, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Steven Schaub, Hartley M Sirkis, Jonathan Kay
Multifocal osteomyelitis and synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome constitute a spectrum of disease that includes inflammatory bone lesions and dermatologic findings. Radiographic features resemble those of the spondyloarthropathies with anterior chest wall involvement. Early radiographic findings are osteodestructive with lytic lesions. Bone scintigraphy of the sternoclavicular region classically yields a 'bull's head' pattern of radionuclide uptake. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can demonstrate corner lesions of vertebral bodies...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
B Lakshmi Divya, P Narasimha Rao
SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis), a rare inflammatory disorder, is an association of distinct skin disorders with pustules with osteoarticular inflammation. Its etiology remains unclear, and various treatment regimens frequently fail to control the disease. An 18-year-old male patient presented to the outpatient department with severe nodulocystic acne on the face with pain at both the wrists and lower back associated with high-grade fever and chills. On physical examination, he had severe tenderness at both wrist joints and lower back, along with swelling of right wrist...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Na Duan, Xiao Chen, Yongkang Liu, Jianhua Wang, Zhongqiu Wang
Synovitis, acne, palmoplantar pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis syndrome (SAPHO) is a rare syndrome that affects the skin, bones and joints. Diagnosis of SAPHO syndrome is established on clinical appearance and imaging features. The present case report described the imaging features of three cases of SAPHO with sternoclavicular joint arthritis but without skin manifestations using multiple imaging modalities, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone scintigraphy. The first case was a 52-year-old male who suffered from progressive sternoclavicular arthritis for 2 years...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Wasil Jastaniah, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohammad Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy
Geographic variation and ethnicity have been implicated to influence the outcome of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Furthermore, survival outcomes from developing countries are reported to be inferior to developed nations. We hypothesized that risk- and response-based outcome in high-income resource-rich developing countries would be comparable to developed nations as access to care and supportive measures would be similar. A total of 193 children diagnosed with de novo AML between January 2005 and December 2012 were identified, of those 175 were evaluable for outcome...
October 2016: Leukemia Research
F Abadín López, E Revuelta Evrard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2016: Semergen
Bolette Roed, Tatiana Kristensen, Søren Thorsen, Klaus Poulsen Bloch, Pia Afzelius
Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH) is an ill-recognized, rarely diagnosed disease. Today, SCCH is widely considered part of the synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. SCCH develops over years with intermittent attacks of pain, swelling, and reddening of the sternocostoclavicular region. The disease causes progressive hyperostosis, fusion of the sternocostoclavicular joints, and soft tissue ossification. SCCH is chronic, non-malignant, and occurs predominantly bilaterally in middle-aged women...
August 5, 2016: Diagnostics
Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Katarzyna Fischer, Marek Brzosko
To examine serum interleukin 18 (IL-18), fetuin-A, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and Synovitis Acne Pustulosis Hyperostosis Osteitis syndrome (SAPHO). We studied 81 AS, 76 PsA, and 34 SAPHO patients. We measured serum IL-18, fetuin-A, sICAM-1, ET-1, IL-6, IL-23, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF). IL-18 levels were higher in AS (p = 0.001), PsA (p = 0.0003), and SAPHO (p = 0...
August 3, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hélène Cornillier, Thibault Kervarrec, Flore Tabareau-Delalande, Saloua Mammou, Annie-Pierre Jonville Bera, Laurent Machet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
Ingwon Yeo, Hoon-Suk Cha, Young Cheol Yoon, Youn-Soo Park, Seung-Jae Lim
INTRODUCTION: Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is an increasingly recognized entity. The hip joint is known as a less frequently affected site in SAPHO syndrome, and there has been limited reports about hip joint diseases caused by SAPHO syndrome, and as such adequate treatment for this disease spectrum is still not fully elucidated. CASE: We describe the case of a 52-year-old man admitted for SAPHO syndrome who went on to be diagnosed with advanced secondary hip arthritis associated with disabling right hip pain...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tom Zwaenepoel, Kurt de Vlam
INTRODUCTION: Both the diagnosis and treatment of the syndrome of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO) remain difficult. We describe a case series of 21 patients with SAPHO and their response to several pharmacological treatments. METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data, along with medical imaging, were collected from the medical records of 21 patients, diagnosed as SAPHO during follow-up between 2005 and 2013. Symptoms and inflammatory markers were recorded twice, once at first patient presentation, and once at the end of follow-up...
October 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
L Méry-Bossard, K Bagny, G Chaby, A Khemis, F Maccari, H Marotte, J L Perrot, Z Reguiai, M L Sigal, M Avenel-Audran, T Boyé, A Grasland, J Gillard, D Jullien, E Toussirot
BACKGROUND: The development of vitiligo during treatment with biological agents is an unusual event and only a few isolated cases have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics and evolution of patients developing new-onset vitiligo following initiation of a biological agent for chronic inflammatory disease; and also to report the clinical course of pre-existing vitiligo under biological therapy. METHODS: This nationwide multicentre, retrospective study, carried out between July 2013 and January 2015, describes the characteristics of a large series of 18 patients (psoriasis N = 8, inflammatory rheumatic diseases N = 8, ulcerative colitis N = 1, uveitis N = 1) who developed new-onset vitiligo while receiving a biological agent...
June 13, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Petra Zimmermann, Nigel Curtis
SAPHO syndrome manifests as chronic inflammation of bones and joints, which may or may not be accompanied by skin changes. The term SAPHO is an acronym that stands for synovitis, acne, pustulosis (usually palmoplantar), hyperostosis and osteitis. The bones most commonly affected are those in the anterior chest wall (mainly the sternum, clavicles and sternocostoclavicular joints), the vertebrae and the sacroiliac joints, but peripheral and flat bones may also be involved, especially in children. There are no validated diagnostic criteria for SAPHO, and diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological findings...
July 5, 2016: Journal of Infection
Masato Ishizuka, Yuko Yamamoto, Shintaro Yamada, Sonoko Maemura, Ryo Nakata, Yoshihiro Motozawa, Keisuke Yamamoto, Masataka Takizawa, Hiroki Uozumi, Hiroshi Ikenouchi
A 79-year-old Asian man was hospitalized because of progressive exertional dyspnea with decreasing left ventricular ejection fraction and frequent non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. Pre-procedure venography for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation showed occlusion of the bilateral subclavian veins. In consideration of subcutaneous humps in the sterno-clavicular area and palmoplantar pustulosis, we diagnosed him as having synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome and speculated that it induced peri-osteal chronic inflammation in the sterno-clavicular area, resulting in occlusion of the adjacent bilateral subclavian veins...
May 25, 2016: International Heart Journal
Per Wekell, Halla Björnsdottir, Lena Björkman, Martina Sundqvist, Karin Christenson, Veronica Osla, Stefan Berg, Anders Fasth, Amanda Welin, Johan Bylund, Anna Karlsson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate if aberrant intracellular production of NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) in neutrophils is a disease mechanism in the autoinflammatory disease SAPHO syndrome, characterized by synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis, as has previously been suggested based on a family with SAPHO syndrome-like disease. METHODS: Neutrophil function was explored in a cohort of four patients with SAPHO syndrome, two of whom were sampled during both inflammatory and non-inflammatory phase...
August 2016: Rheumatology
Davide Firinu, Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Paolo Emilio Manconi, Stefano R Del Giacco
SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) is a rare autoimmune disease which, due to its clinical presentation and symptoms, is often misdiagnosed and unrecognized. Its main features are prominent inflammatory cutaneous and articular manifestations. Treatments with immunosuppressive drugs have been used for the management of SAPHO with variable results. To date, the use of anti-TNF-α agents has proved to be an effective alternative to conventional treatment for unresponsive or refractory SAPHO cases...
June 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
A V Marzano, A Borghi, P L Meroni, M Cugno
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis manifesting as painful ulcers with violaceous, undermined borders on the lower extremities. It may occur in the context of classic syndromes like PAPA (pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum and acne) and SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis), as well as in a recently described entity named PASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne and suppurative hidradenitis). Pyoderma gangrenosum has recently been included within the spectrum of autoinflammatory diseases, which are characterized by recurrent episodes of sterile inflammation, without circulating autoantibodies and autoreactive T cells...
November 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Do Kyun Kim, Ki Hoon Kim, Byung Kyu Park, Dong Hwee Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
A M McGauvran, A L Kotsenas, F E Diehn, J T Wald, C M Carr, J M Morris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Imaging findings in patients with a combination of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) are often misinterpreted as discitis/osteomyelitis or metastases, resulting in multiple biopsies and delayed diagnosis. We have incidentally noted a semicircular morphology in vertebral body imaging in several cases of SAPHO syndrome with vertebral involvement. Our goal was to evaluate the prevalence of this distinctive morphology in these patients...
August 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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