Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 265–267

Aseptic meningitis and ischemic stroke in relapsing polychondritis

  • Kai-Cheng Hsu
  • Yih-Ru Wu
  • Rong-Kuo Lyu
  • Lok-Ming Tang
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10067-005-1152-3

Cite this article as:
Hsu, KC., Wu, YR., Lyu, RK. et al. Clin Rheumatol (2006) 25: 265. doi:10.1007/s10067-005-1152-3

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Aseptic meningitisRelapsing polychondritisStroke

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai-Cheng Hsu
    • 1
  • Yih-Ru Wu
    • 1
  • Rong-Kuo Lyu
    • 1
  • Lok-Ming Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Second Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and College of MedicineChang-Gung UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyLo-Tung Pohai HospitalYilanTaiwan