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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term outcome of the synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. METHODS All patients with the SAPHO syndrome seen at our unit between 1974 and 1997 were identified. Follow-up was prospective from 1992 to 1997. Data before 1992 were analyzed retrospectively. Clinical symptoms, treatments and biological(More)
The occurrence of musculoskeletal manifestations (including synovitis, chest wall arthro-osteitis and multifocal aseptic osteomyelitis) in association with severe acne, palmoplantar pustulosis and perhaps with some presentations of psoriasis, have been described by many authors in the past 30 years. These different multifaceted descriptions have been(More)
The authors report the data collected by a national investigation organized by the French Society of Rheumatology, concerning the osteo-articular manifestations of severe acne, palmo-plantar pustulosis and primary thoracic and peripheral hyperostosis. This investigation collected 85 case-reports including 13 severe acne, 44 PPP and 28 hyperostosis without(More)
Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for about 2% of all cases of TB. New methods of diagnosis such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or percutaneous needle biopsy have emerged. Two distinct patterns of spinal TB can be identified, the classic form, called spondylodiscitis (SPD) in this article, and an increasingly common atypical form characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics and outcomes of vasculitides associated with malignancies. METHODS The requirement for inclusion in this retrospective, 10-year study was development of vasculitis in patients with a progressing malignancy. Malignancies secondary to immunosuppressants used to treat vasculitis were excluded. The main characteristics of(More)
This report concerns 12 patients, eight young adults and four adolescents, presenting with lumbar or sciatic pain. This was associated with an unusual defect of the inferior and posterior edges of the vertebral bodies of L4 or L5, together with a small bony ridge protruding into the spinal canal. We found 11 similar cases in the literature all involving(More)
Bacterial spondylodiskitis--i.e., adjacent vertebral osteomyelitis and diskitis--was studied in 80 adult patients. The infection was due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 31 cases (39%) and to pyogenic bacteria in 49 cases (61%). The latter pathogens included gram-negative bacilli in 16 cases (20%), Staphylococcus species in 15 (19%), Streptococcus species(More)
Diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible has been described as a localized disease of unknown origin. We offer evidence that mandibular involvement in the recently described synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteitis syndrome exactly fits the accepted description for diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible. The clinical, radiologic,(More)
The goal of this prospective longitudinal study was to determine the serological profile of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to test whether antikeratin antibody (AKA), antiperinuclear factor (APF), anti-RA33 antibody and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) had an additional diagnostic value when prescribed after rheumatoid factor (RF)-detecting methods.(More)