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October 1976

Relapsing Polychondritis and Retroperitoneal Fibrosis in an 8-Year-Old Boy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(10):1149-1152. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120110111018

• An 8-year-old boy with symptoms of relapsing polychondritis for five years developed retroperitoneal fibrosis and ureteral obstruction. In addition to involvement of the cartilage of his joints, ear, and nose, there was significant arterial involvement. The patient had a very good response to adrenal corticosteroid therapy. After one year of follow-up, he has had a definite increase in joint mobility and has normal renal function.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1149-1152, 1976)