Aseptic meningitis and ischemic stroke in relapsing polychondritis
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- Hsu, KC., Wu, YR., Lyu, RK. et al. Clin Rheumatol (2006) 25: 265. doi:10.1007/s10067-005-1152-3
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilaginous structures. Its involvement of central nervous system is uncommon. We report the case of a 71-year-old woman whose initial manifestations were RP and meningitis and whose subsequent attack of RP was associated with a left cerebral infarction. The patient responded to steroid therapy in both attacks of RP.