Sternoclavicular hyperostosis :a subtype of SAPHO syndrome
Akerkar, S.M; Dhargalkar, P. V. and Bichile, L. S. (2006) Sternoclavicular hyperostosis :a subtype of SAPHO syndrome. JK Science, Journal of Medical Education and Research, 8 (2). 122. ISSN 0972-1177
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The acronym SAPHO stands for Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, and Osteitis. The condition is under - recognized and commonly mistaken for septic cause ; especially for a tuberculous cause. Awareness of the syndrome and its skeletal manifestation will lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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