Rheumatology International

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 1507–1509

Coexisting relapsing polychondritis and sarcoidosis: an unusual association

  • Florian Pasquet
  • Vincent Cottin
  • Nadia Sivova
  • Julie Le Scanff
  • Christiane Broussolle
  • Pascal Sève
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1102-5

Cite this article as:
Pasquet, F., Cottin, V., Sivova, N. et al. Rheumatol Int (2010) 30: 1507. doi:10.1007/s00296-009-1102-5

Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis is an episodic and progressive systemic inflammatory disease characterized by auricular chondritis, polyarthritis, nasal and respiratory tract chondritis. About 30% of the patients have additional autoimmune and or hematological diseases, most frequently systemic vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myelodysplastic syndromes or systemic lupus erythematosus. So far, only one case of coexisting relapsing polychondritis and sarcoidosis in a patient with AIDS has been reported. We describe here a case of sarcoidosis and relapsing polychondritis in an immunocompetent patient. Physicians should be aware of this possible association.

Keywords

Relapsing polychondritis Sarcoidosis Autoimmunity 

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Pasquet
    • 1
  • Vincent Cottin
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nadia Sivova
    • 2
    • 3
  • Julie Le Scanff
    • 1
  • Christiane Broussolle
    • 1
  • Pascal Sève
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Hospices Civils de LyonUniversité de LyonLyon Cedex 02France
  2. 2.Department of PneumologyHospices Civils de Lyon, Université de LyonLyon Cedex 02France
  3. 3.Centre de Référence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Louis-PradelBron CedexFrance

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