J Rheum Dis.  2015 Feb;22(1):56-60. 10.4078/jrd.2015.22.1.56.

A Case of Relapsing Polychondritis Associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan, Korea. nom334@hanmail.net

Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon disease associated with inflammation in cartilaginous tissues throughout the body, particularly affecting the cartilaginous structures of ears, nose, joints, and respiratory tract. Several autoimmune diseases, including vasculitis, are associated with the concurrent relapsing polychondritis. However, ankylosing spondylitis primarily affecting the sacroiliac joints and spine is rare in patients with relapsing polychondritis. We report on a 54-year-old man with concurrently relapsing polychondritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Relapsing polychondritis; Ankylosing spondylitis
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