Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome was first described as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis. Because of its rarity, a thorough description of its clinical manifestations is lacking. Herein, we describe the clinical manifestations and imaging features, especially the enthesopathy in bilateral Achilles tendons, of a middle-aged Asian woman with SAPHO syndrome, who improved after diclofenac treatment.
- musculoskeletal syndromes
- radiology (diagnostics)
- musculoskeletal and joint disorders
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C-FS and Y-CS contributed equally.
Contributors C-FS rewrote this manuscript and Y-CS prepared these materials. H-TL provided the pertinent clinical and laboratory data and C-YT supervised the whole study.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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