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Article
April 14, 1969

Relapsing PolychondritisReport of a Case With Vertebral Column Involvement

Author Affiliations

USA; USAR; USAR; USA
From the Department of Medicine, Fitzsimons General Hos pital, Denver.

JAMA. 1969;208(2):355-357. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160020123020
Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis is an inflammatory process causing dissolution of cartilage throughout the body. This case illustrates many of the common clinical manifestations. Although the vertebral column is seldom severely affected, back pain, kyphosis, and progressive stiffness of the spine were the major causes of disability in this patient.

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