Polychondritis recidivans sokszínú klinikai megjelenése hat eset kapcsán.

Translated title of the contribution: Various clinical patterns of relapsing polychondritis in six cases

B. Rojkovich, G. Poór, E. Koó, I. Mikó, I. Orbán, Z. Balogh, B. Gömör, L. Z. Szabó

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Relapsing polychondritis is a relatively rare disease characterized by episodic inflammation and progressive destruction of cartilage involving ears, nasal and laryngotracheal cartilage, cardiovascular system and the eyes. The increasing awareness of its clinically distinct has resulted in recognition of at least 550 reported cases. Six cases are reported to demonstrate the wide variety of clinical pattern. The most common features of the disease are auricular and nasal cartilage inflammation and nondeforming arthritis. Ocular symptoms and vasculitis is relatively rare. Two cases of relapsing polychondritis with laryngotracheobronchial manifestations illustrate the severe clinical features of the disease. Relapsing polychondritis may associate with diverse forms of connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis. It seems interesting to note the onset in childhood. Treatment has been primarily symptomatic. In situations of mild symptoms, initial treatment is with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. For cases with serious manifestation, corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are indicated.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1397-1401
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2000


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Rojkovich, B., Poór, G., Koó, E., Mikó, I., Orbán, I., Balogh, Z., Gömör, B., & Szabó, L. Z. (2000). Polychondritis recidivans sokszínú klinikai megjelenése hat eset kapcsán. Orvosi hetilap, 141(25), 1397-1401.