SAPHO Syndrome - Symptoms and Diagnosis

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What are symptoms and signs of SAPHO syndrome?

SAPHO syndrome causes inflammation of joints with pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, and redness. Joints affected can be spinal or away from the spine (peripheral joints) such as the fingers, wrists, or knees. Acne of the skin and pustules of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are characteristic.

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Comment from: Dawn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 16

With SAPHO syndrome I have had severe back pain for ten years and blisters occasionally on my feet and have to be careful in the sun as when it is hot I get a rash over my body.

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Comment from: carrie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I was diagnosed with SAPHO syndrome when I was 27 years old, my symptoms are swelling of my ankles, swelling on one wrist, swelling on the chest which has pushed my bones forward, chest pains, bad psoriasis and acne on my chest, back and face. I have had steroid injections in my chest bone, which helped for a little while with my chest pains. The only other medication available to me would stop me from having children, as I'm only 30 years old now I really don't want to take that sort of medication, therefore I just take loads of painkillers and get on the best I can.

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