Sternocostoclavicular Hyperostosis

A rare, benign rheumatologic disorder or syndrome characterized by hyperostosis and soft tissue ossification between the clavicles and the anterior part of the upper ribs. It is often associated with the dermatologic disorder palmoplantar pustulosis, particularly in Japan. Careful diagnosis is required to distinguish it from psoriatic arthritis, OSTEITIS DEFORMANS, and other diseases. Spondylitis of pustulosis palmaris et plantaris is one of the possible causes; also, evidence suggests one origin may be bone infection. Bone imaging is especially useful for diagnosis. It was originally described by Sonozaki in 1974.
Also Known As:
Hyperostosis, Sternocostoclavicular; Hyperostoses, Sternocostoclavicular; Sternocostoclavicular Hyperostoses
Networked: 9 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Osteoporosis
3. Hyperostosis
4. Osteomyelitis
5. Focal Infection


1. Ringe, J D: 1 article (09/2007)
2. Body, J-J: 1 article (09/2007)
3. Ringe, Johann D: 1 article (01/2006)
4. Farahmand, Parvis: 1 article (01/2006)
5. Faber, Herbert: 1 article (01/2006)
6. Lorbach, Mark Peter: 1 article (05/2002)
7. Schwarz, Thomas: 1 article (05/2002)
8. Aigner, Reingard Maria: 1 article (05/2002)
9. Wolf, Gerald: 1 article (05/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Sternocostoclavicular Hyperostosis:
1. ibandronic acid (Boniva)FDA Link
2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
3. Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitisIBA
4. HLA-B27 Antigen (HLA B27 Antigen)IBA
5. Technetium Tc 99m MedronateIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)