Otologic manifestations of relapsing polychondritis. Review of literature and report of nine cases.

@article{Bachor2006OtologicMO,
  title={Otologic manifestations of relapsing polychondritis. Review of literature and report of nine cases.},
  author={Edgar S Bachor and Nikolas H. Blevins and Collin S Karmody and Thomas K{\"u}hnel},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={135-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is an episodic disease most likely of autoimmune etiology, characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilaginous structures. METHODS Retrospective case study at two tertiary referral centers with presentation of nine patients with otologic involvement of RP, review of the spectrum of otologic disorders seen, and treatment. RESULTS The clinical course of otologic manifestations of RP was highly variable and ranged from mild to moderate. In 6/9… CONTINUE READING

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