SAPHO syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


COPD in smokers with plantar pustulosis.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male

Erosions of the sternoclavicular joints are detected with ankylosis, hyperostosis and osteosclerosis of proximal clavicles, entire sternum and handlebar-body joint sternal. Bone alterations are also extensive elsewhere, affecting the entire dorsal spine with formation of bony bridges and involvement of discs and costovertebral joints. The adipose tissue surrounding the sternum and paravertebral adipose is thickened and inhomogeneously densified more likely in relation to bone changes.

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Case information

rID: 50293
Published: 29th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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