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Polychondritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3327645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case history of a 50-year-old man with seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis of 30-years standing who developed polychondritis simultaneously with several extra-articular rheumatoid manifestations, such as anaemia, subcutaneous nodules, pericarditis and episcleritis. The relevant literature is reviewed. Gradually, all symptoms and signs disappeared after start of treatment with 30 mg prednisone and 100 mg azathioprine daily. We suggest that the polychondritis in this patient was also an extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.
M J Franssen; A M Boerbooms; L B Van de Putte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-05     Completed Date:  1988-05-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Middle Aged
Polychondritis, Relapsing / etiology*

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