acne-associated arthritis


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acne-associated arthritis

Abbreviation: AAA
Joint inflammation accompanying acne fulminans, typically in adolescent boys. It is a rare type of spondyloarthropathy. The joint disease in AAA commonly involves the acromioclavicular and sacroiliac joints. Painful hyperostosis of the sternum and clavicles are typical findings. The syndrome is also known as SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteomyelitis). Affected boys are HLA-B27 negative. Synonym: synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis and osteomyelitis syndrome
See also: arthritis