"SAPHO syndrome includes a variety of inflammatory bone disorders that may be associated with skin changes. These diseases share some clinical, radiologic, and pathologic characteristics."
* Acne -- commonly involving the face and upper back.
* Pustulosis -- usually involving the palms of the hands and/or soles of the feet (palmo-plantar pustulosis).
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07/15/2009: Kimbee from Dayton, Ohio: "Have you ever heard of SAPHO Syndrome? It is caused by a sterile bacteria. Our daughter was diagnosed with this at age 7 and is now in her 20s. It is somewhat kept under control with Enbrel and antibiotics. Her hair tests with high metals and it also eats up her bones. Do you think a nanobacteria type treatment could help her?"