Pustulotic arthroosteitis and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in children. Report of three cases

J Rheumatol. 1988 Jan;15(1):95-100.


We describe 3 children with pustulosis palmaris et plantaris associated with chronic recurrent (multifocal) osteomyelitis, located in the clavicle in 2 patients, and in the distal fibula as well as in several metatarsals in the third. The first 2 children also developed inflammatory sacroiliitis, one with chronic peripheral polyarthritis. These 3 cases represent the arthrosteitis and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis syndrome associated with palmoplantar pustulosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis / complications*
  • Arthritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoderma, Palmoplantar / complications*
  • Osteomyelitis / complications*
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence
  • Sacroiliac Joint