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Relapsing polychondritis-associated Takayasu's arteritis.
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PMID:  20232659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 40-year-old woman with saddle shaped-nose and bilateral deformed "cauliflower" ears who was admitted to our clinic because of arthralgia, fatigue, weakness and coldness in both arms, recurrent swelling and pain of the nose and both auricles. On physical examination, bruits were heard over both carotid arteries and blood pressure was not measurable in both upper extremities. Conventional angiography revealed total occlusion of left common carotid, right internal carotid, right subclavian, right renal and bilateral vertebral arteries. Relapsing polychondritis and associated Takayasu's arteritis were diagnosed according to Mc Adam and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, respectively.
Senol Kobak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia medica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0204-8043     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Med (Plovdiv)     Publication Date:    2009 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-17     Completed Date:  2010-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984761R     Medline TA:  Folia Med (Plovdiv)     Country:  Bulgaria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Manisa Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Manisa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Arteries / radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Polychondritis, Relapsing / complications*,  diagnosis
Renal Artery / radiography
Subclavian Artery / radiography
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Vertebral Artery / radiography

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