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August 1979

Relapsing Polychondritis Associated With Cutaneous Vasculitis

Author Affiliations

From the Rheumatology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(8):980-981. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010080044022

A patient with relapsing polychondritis associated with cutaneous vasculitis is described in detail. Clinically, a systemic chondritis complicated by conjunctivitis, iritis, otitis media, tracheal stenosis, sinusitis, and cutaneous vasculitis were observed in this case. Corticosteroids have been effective in controlling the clinical symptoms as well as the vasculitis.

(Arch Dermatol 115:980-981, 1979)