Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis and Osteitis (SAPHO) and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO): Role of imaging in diagnosis

Uma Thakur, Marcia Blacksin, Kathleen Beebe, J. C. Neilson, Barry Dashefsky, Gino Tagoylo

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Abstract

There is a spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders which can be associated with dermatologic findings, the fundamental component of which is a nonbacterial osteitis. CRMO (Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis) and SAPHO syndrome (Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis and Osteitis) describe paediatric and adult conditions, respectively, of inflammatory osteitis that can be associated with palmoplantar pustulosis and acne. Imaging findings are similar and a key component to the diagnosis in both conditions. This report describes two patients with strikingly similar radiologic presentations of clavicular osteitis in whom the diagnosis was made predominantly on the basis of imaging findings. The typical imaging features and radiographic hallmarks of both conditions will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalRadiography
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clavicular lesions
  • CRMO
  • Nonbacterial osteitis
  • SAPHO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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