Case report. synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome.Dentomaxillofac Radiol 1996; 25(5):287-91DR
A case of the SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis) syndrome in a 35-year-old woman is presented. Ignorance of this entity on the part of the physicians treating the patient may have contributed to her having repeated diagnostic procedures and treatment, some of which may have been unnecessary. Dentists are encouraged to suspect the SAPHO syndrome when they encounter a patient with mandibular osteomyelitis together with symptoms involving other bones and skin lesions such as pustulosis or psoriasis.