Manifestations mimicking relapsing polychondritis in a patient with microscopic polyangiitis

Hiroe Ogawa, Eiko Nishi, Hideto Kameda, Koichi Amano, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic disorder characterized by inflammation of small vessels mainly affecting the kidneys and lungs. We describe a 72-year-old woman who developed multiple cartilage involvements as well as major manifestations of MPA. The left ear biopsy demonstrated cartilaginous inflammation and small vessel vasculitis. She also had conjunctivitis, hearing impairment, interstitial lung disease, glomerulonephritis with vasculitis and mononeuritis multiplex. Serological examinations revealed a positive antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR-3 ANCA). Cyclophosphamide and oral corticosteroid therapy was instituted and remission achieved. Due to lacks of nasal and bronchial involvements, as well as the evidence of auricular vasculitis, we concluded that her findings mimicking relapsing polychondritis developed as systemic manifestations of MPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai kaishi = Japanese journal of clinical immunology
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Microscopic Polyangiitis
Relapsing Polychondritis
Vasculitis
Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies
Mononeuropathies
Inflammation
Conjunctivitis
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Glomerulonephritis
Hearing Loss
Nose
Cyclophosphamide
Cartilage
Ear
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Kidney
Biopsy
Lung
Therapeutics

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Manifestations mimicking relapsing polychondritis in a patient with microscopic polyangiitis. / Ogawa, Hiroe; Nishi, Eiko; Kameda, Hideto; Amano, Koichi; Takeuchi, Tsutomu.

In: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai kaishi = Japanese journal of clinical immunology, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2005, p. 104-108.

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