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A rare case of back pain: sapho syndrome

Journal of Cardiology & Current Research
Roopali Goyal Gandhi1, Leela Krishna Teja Boppana1, Sravani Lokineni1, Megha Garg2


Back pain is one of the most common reasons for outpatient visits but is rarely severe enough to require hospitalization. Synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome, a chronic inflammatory disorder is one of the rare causes of back pain which occurs in combination with skin symptoms. Here, we present a case of SAPHO syndrome in a 39-year-old man who presented with osteoarticular and dermatologic manifestations.


SAPHO syndrome, back pain, osteitis, hypertension, elevated sedimentation rate, computed tomography, C-reactive protein, CRP, C-reactive protein, CT, computed tomography, ESR, elevated sedimentation rate, MRI, magnetic resonance imaging