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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2001 Sep;8(3):198-202. Korean. Case Report.
Lee KH , Hong YS , Kang HJ , Kim SH , Kim MC , Cho CS , Kim HY , Kim KJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. rhcow@olmh.cuk.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis is a rare multisystem rheumatic disease,characterized by recurrent and potentially destructive inflammatory lesions of cartilaginous structures.All types of cartilage & other proteoglycan-rich structures may be involved,resulting in auricular chondritis,laryngotracheal chondritis,ocular symptoms,vasculitis,cardiac abnormalities,skin lesions and glomerulonephritis. The disease may be associated with another connective tissue and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,systemic lupus erythematosus,Sjogren's syndrome and systemic vasculitis. We experienced a 69-year-old female patient who had been previously diagnosed as Sjogren's syndrome,presenting respiratory tract involvement,episcleritis,auricular chondritis and vestibular dysfunction.

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