Relapsing-remitting painful ophthalmoplegia due to orbital myositis

E. Guaschino, C. Zandrini, G. Minonzio, A. Mancioli, M. Broggini, G. Bono

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We describe a woman with a long history of relapsing-remitting painful ophthalmoplegia in a seasonal pattern, due to an isolated orbital myositis that was - At our observation - Classified in the context of the so-called SAPHO syndrome. She had been previously treated with corticosteroid therapy, but the association with immunosuppressive drugs produced a more prompt resolution of both the headache and ophthalmoplegia, and of the magnetic resonance imaging pictures of isolated myositis as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-472
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Headache and Pain
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


  • Orbital myositis
  • Painful ophthemolplegia
  • SAPHO syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)


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